NJ Politics Digest: Poll Finds More Than Half of Likely State Voters Oppose Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh isn't getting a lot of support in deep blue New Jersey.

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation is on hold while the FBI investigates sexual assault allegations against him.
Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is on hold while the FBI investigates sexual assault allegations against him. ERIN SCHAFF/AFP/Getty Images

Brett Kavanaugh isn’t getting a lot of support in deep blue New Jersey.

A Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll finds that nearly half of adults in the state don’t want to see him confirmed to the Supreme Court, and that number rises to 53 percent when you consider only likely voters.

The poll found the embattled federal judge has the support of 32 percent of respondents, and 38 percent of likely voters.

And it’s not like New Jersey residents don’t know what’s going on. The poll found 82 percent of adult residents followed the confirmation hearings, with that number climbing to 94 percent among likely voters.

Kavanaugh, who is expected to support overturning Roe v. Wade and is accused of sexually assaulting an acquaintance during a party when they were teenagers, has little support among females in the state—with 55 percent opposing confirmation, while 22 percent support him. For men, the divide was split equally: 42 percent to 42 percent.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation is on hold while the FBI investigates the sexual assault allegations against him and another allegation that he sexually assaulted another student while in college.

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NJ Politics Digest: Poll Finds More Than Half of Likely State Voters Oppose Kavanaugh