Majority Of GOP Believes Kavanaugh Should Be Confirmed Despite Allegations

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More than half of Republicans said Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed even if sexual assault allegations are true.

North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer said Monday that even if the allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh are true, he isn’t sure it should keep the nominee from being confirmed to the Supreme Court — and a recent poll suggests most Republicans agree.

From The Week:

> The poll, released Wednesday by NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist, asked Americans if Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the Supreme Court even "if the charge of sexual assault during a party in high school by Christine Blasey Ford" is true. Among Republicans surveyed, 54 percent said he should still be confirmed. Only 32 percent of Republicans said Kavanaugh should not be confirmed if Ford's allegation is true. This was not the case among adults overall, as 59 percent of the poll's respondents said if Ford is telling the truth, Kavanaugh shouldn't be confirmed. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

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> This poll was conducted by speaking to 997 adults over the phone from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, partially before and partially after a second allegation against Kavanaugh came to light on Sept. 23. The margin of error is +/- 3.9 percent. Read the full results at NPR.

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