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Who Do You Believe - Kavanaugh or Ford? It’s A Tie

Monday, October 01, 2018

Voters are slightly more likely now to believe Christine Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but last Thursday’s high-profile Senate hearing didn’t change many minds. Most voters still think Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation is likely.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe Kavanaugh is telling the truth when he denies Ford’s claim that he attempted to rape her 36 years ago when the two were in high school. Thirty-eight percent (38%) believe the accuser. This compares to 38% and 33% respectively 10 days ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 27-30, 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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