Poll: Republicans angry, energized to vote after Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation

Poll: Republicans angry, energized to vote after Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation
A new poll reports that Republican voters could be energized to vote in the 2018 midterm elections after the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A new Rasmussen poll reports that Republican voters are angry over the way Justice Brett Kavanaugh was treated during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings in the wake of sexual assault allegations by Christine Blasey Ford.

In fact, they’re reportedly so angry that they’re even more likely to vote in November’s midterm elections.

What are the details of the poll?

A new Rasmussen Report noted that 54 percent of likely U.S. voters are more likely to vote in the November midterm elections as a result of the controversy surrounding Kavanaugh. Thirty-four percent of respondents said that the controversy would have zero impact on their voting, and just 9 percent of respondents reported that they were less likely to vote as a result of the Kavanaugh controversy.

The poll also found that 62 percent of Republicans are more likely to vote in response to the Kavanaugh controversy when compared to 54 percent of Democrats and 46 percent of unaffiliated voters.

Sixty-two percent of voters said that they are angry about the way Kavanaugh was treated by the U.S. Senate, with 42 percent who report that they are “very angry.” Sixty-four percent of Republicans consider themselves to be “very angry” about the way the Senate treated Kavanaugh. Thirty percent of Democrats polled agreed, as well as 34 percent of unaffiliated voters.

Fifty-six percent of all voters polled said that they are angry about the way the Senate treated Ford, with 35 percent of all voters polled who said they are “very angry.” Forty-eight percent of Democrats were “very angry” about the way the Senate treated Ford, while 28 percent of Republican voters and 30 percent of unaffiliated voters agreed.

According to the report, 72 percent of voters who self-reported to be “very angry” about Kavanaugh’s treatment are more likely to vote in the November election. Seventy percent of voters who self-reported to be “very angry” about Ford’s treatment are more likely to vote in the November election.

The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters between Oct. 7 and Oct. 8. The margin of error is 3 percentage points and has a 95 percent level of confidence.

You can read the full report here.