Democrats hoped that their last-minute antics to stall the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would pay off … but several bombshell polls just revealed that the left may have shot themselves in the foot.
On Wednesday, NPR — hardly a pro-Trump source — reported that the Kavanaugh kerfuffle seems to have energized conservatives for the upcoming midterm election.
Prior to the Democrats creating a media circus by forcing the respected judge to defend himself against unproven, decades-old accusations, the left was enjoying a noticeable advantage going into the November races.
As liberals teamed up to slam and even slander Kavanaugh, however, those leads seem to have evaporated.
“Just over a month away from critical elections across the country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared,” explained NPR.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll tells the story.
“In July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were ‘very important,’” stated NPR. “Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.”
To put it bluntly, Republicans just weren’t that fired up about the midterm election. That has all changed as the left tried to politically crucify Kavanaugh
“The result of hearings, at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened,” explained political expert Lee Miringoff, who directed the poll for the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
At the same time, a shockingly high number of Americans have voiced their disapproval with how Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein handled the kangaroo court — er, sorry, Senate proceedings.
“A majority of voters believe that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was politicized and mishandled, with 69% calling it a ‘national disgrace,’” a poll from the respected Harvard CAPS – Harris group just found.
Voters are surprisingly unified when it comes to one thing: Chastising Feinstein for her role in the debacle.
“75% of voters believe that Senator Diana Feinstein (sic) should have immediately turned over the letter from Christine Ford to the Senate Judiciary committee in July, when she received it,” the Harvard CAPS – Harris poll found.
It’s worth noting that you can barely get people to agree on whether water is wet, let alone come together on a political question. The fact that a staggering 75 percent — that’s Republicans and Democrats — fault Feinstein on this issue speaks volumes.
That’s exactly what Fox Business contributor Lee Carter recently pointed out as well. During an on-air segment, she cited that poll result as proof that Democrats made a serious blunder by trying to drag Kavanaugh through the mud.
“In talking to folks last week … a lot of them were very angry at the existing senators,” Carter explained.
“Very angry at Dianne Feinstein for waiting so long to get this out there, if you look at this — 75 percent of Americans, and that’s across party lines, are blaming Dianne Feinstein for where we are right now,” she continued.
That was more of a paraphrase of the Harvard CAPS – Harris poll than a perfect summary, but either way you slice it, the frustration with Democrats is clear.
Whether that translates into conservative wins around a month from now remains to be seen. Voters need to actually show up at the voting booth to make their voices heard … but it certainly isn’t looking good for the left.