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Kavanaugh Has Edge in Voter Trust, But 29% Undecided

Friday, September 21, 2018

Voters are closely divided over whether U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault a girl when he was in high school, although many are still withholding judgment. But confidence that Kavanaugh will ultimately be confirmed by the Senate is down.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the California woman who has accused Kavanaugh of attempting to sexually assault her when they were teenagers. Slightly more (38%) believe Kavanaugh who has denied the claim. But a sizable 29% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 19-20, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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