Putting greater pressure on incumbent Democratic senators running for reelection to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, a new poll shows that a majority of respondents in Senate battleground states think President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court should be confirmed. In addition, the poll found that the majority of voters in those states think abortion policy should be decided by legislators, not the Supreme Court.
The poll was conducted by The Tarrance Group; the poll surveyed 400-500 respondents in each state. In all five states, the incumbent Democratic senators listed below are up for reelection.
56% of Florida voters want Incumbent Senator Bill Nelson to confirm the nominee.
56% of Indiana voters want incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly to confirm the nominee.
57% of Missouri voters want incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill to confirm the nominee.
68% of North Dakota voters want incumbent Senator Heidi Heitkamp to confirm the nominee.
59% of West Virginia voters want incumbent Senator Joe Manchin to confirm the nominee.
54% of Florida voters want abortion policy decided by the people through the legislature. 65% of Indiana voters agree; 57% of Missouri voters agree; 67% of North Dakota voters agree, and 57% of West Virginia voters agree.
Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser commented, “SBA List is mobilizing the pro-life grassroots nationwide and in key Senate battleground states to urge the Senate to swiftly confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Vulnerable Senate Democrats up for re-election this year have a choice: stand with the President and their constituents and confirm a Supreme Court justice who will respect and uphold the Constitution, or cave to pressure from the extreme abortion lobby.”