President Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the least popular nominee since Gallup began polling the issue in 1987 — the same year Ronald Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork was famously rejected by the Senate.
Only 41 percent of Americans want the Senate to confirm Kavanaugh, while 37 percent want the upper chamber to reject his nomination, therefore making his four-point advantage the lowest for any of the last 10 nominees.
Before Kavanaugh, Bork had the least amount of support in the poll’s history, recording a six-point advantage.
Only 38 percent of independents support Kavanaugh’s nomination compared to 37 percent who oppose it.
The Hill added:
The two previous nominees to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Judge Merrick Garland, both enjoyed the support of 44 percent of independent votes upon their initial announcements. No successful Supreme Court nominee has enjoyed less than the support of 43 percent of independents.
The sharpest divide over Kavanaugh’s nomination predictably falls along partisan lines. 76 percent of Republicans support his nomination, according to the poll, while 67 percent of Democrats say the Senate should reject his bid.
Gallup’s poll contacted 1,296 adults living in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. between July 10-15. The margin of error is +/-3 percentage points.