National poll finds 54 percent of Republicans want Kavanaugh confirmed if sexual assault charges are 'true'
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A poll released on Wednesday found that a majority of Republican voters believe that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed even if charges of sexual assault against him are true.


The NPR/PBS/Marist survey of 997 adults was conducted between Sept. 22 and Sept. 24.

Respondents were asked: "If the charge of sexual assault during a party in high school by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh is true, do you think Brett Kavanaugh... [s]hould be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court?"

Out of Republicans polled, 54 percent said Kavanaugh should be confirmed if the charges were true. Only 12 percent of Democrats agreed that senators should confirm Kavanaugh if he sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when both were in high school.

The poll also noted that 48 percent of white evangelicals Christians believed that Kavanaugh deserved to be on the high court regardless of the allegations.

Fifty-nine percent of all respondents said that Kavanaugh should not be confirmed if the accusations proved to be true.

Out of all those surveyed, only 31 percent had a favorable view of Kavanaugh, while 37 percent had a negative view. Seventy-two percent of Republicans held a favorable view of the nominee, but only 9 percent of Democrats did.

Read the survey result here.