One-third of adults believe Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was mostly lying when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month and provided a sworn testimony rejecting allegations of sexual misconduct, a new poll says.
The poll also found that 39 percent of adults believe he was mostly truthful, but wasn’t revealing everything. One-quarter of adults thought he was being completely truthful, according to a new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll released Friday.
Along party lines, 60 percent of Republicans believe Kavanaugh was completely honest, but less than 10 percent of Democrats had the same level of confidence in Kavanaugh’s honesty.
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The poll also revealed that men were more supportive of Kavanaugh’s confirmation than women. Thirty percent of women approve of his confirmation to the Supreme Court, compared to 40 percent of men.
In total, 35 percent approve of his confirmation while 43 percent disapprove.
Multiple women accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct going back to the 1980s. One of the women, Christine Blasey Ford, alleged that Kavanaugh forced himself upon her when the two were in high school. She appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
Kavanaugh has denied all allegations against him and was confirmed by the Senate in October after the FBI conducted a supplementary investigation into the accusations.
The poll was conducted with a sample size of 1,152 adults nationwide from Oct. 11-14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.