NEW POLL: Americans Support Initiating Kavanaugh Impeachment, 44-39

10.28.19

WASHINGTON, DC—new poll reveals significant support for initiating an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh since the emergence of new sexual assault allegations against him.

The survey finds that 44 percent of voters favor beginning impeachment proceedings against Kavanaugh and that only 39 percent oppose it. By contrast, before national Democrats rallied around impeaching the president, only 37 percent of voters favored impeaching Donald Trump, while half opposed.

The poll comes after Rep. Ayanna Pressley introduced an impeachment inquiry resolution against Kavanaugh in response to new evidence supporting his accusers. In 2018, a poll found only 30 percent of likely voters then supported impeaching Kavanaugh.

“The numbers make clear that voters don’t trust Brett Kavanaugh or the Supreme Court with him on it,” said Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon. “Even before hearing from the multiple corroborating witnesses who were denied the opportunity to testify before Congress or talk to the FBI, Americans know we need a full investigation to get to the truth. It’s time for the House to open an impeachment inquiry into Brett Kavanaugh.”

A large portion of voters also support reforming the Supreme Court to rectify the influence that politics has on sitting justices. Forty-seven percent of voters believe that the Court is mainly motivated by politics as opposed to the law, as opposed to 34 percent who do not, with 44 percent agreeing that the Court should be restructured to lessen the influence of politics, as opposed to 33 percent who disagree.

The survey was conducted by YouGov on behalf of Demand Justice at the end of September. YouGov sampled 1,009 registered voters, and the poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.

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