OpEd: Polls predict which Party will benefit from Kavanaugh confirmation

OCTOBER 10, 2018

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following opinion editorial written by Brad Bannon and published by TheHill.com:

Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court but the jury is still out on the electoral impact of his bruising battle for confirmation. Republicans are celebrating their victory now but Democrats might be throwing the party on Nov. 6.

An NPR and PBS survey from three days after the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh reflect the difficulty in reaching a verdict on the midterms and the danger of using polls as predictions.

NPR’s resulting headlines based on the survey appear to contradict each other, with one asserting “Amid Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle, Democratic Enthusiasm Edge Evaporates,” while the other notes, “More Believe Ford Than Kavanaugh, A Cultural Shift From 1991.”

The article goes on to state the following:

The devil is in the details. A trained professional eye can make sense of data that confuses lay people. Only if you do a deep dive into the data that produce the headlines, is it possible to fit the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together.

The NPR/PBS survey does indicate that voters were more likely to believe Ford (45 percent) than Kavanaugh (33 percent). This represents a sharp spike in Ford’s credibility compared to what it was before the hearings (32 percent).

The credibility gap also indicates that there has been a significant cultural shift since the 1991 Senate hearings over sexual misconduct that culminated in the confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.

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  1. Steve October 10th, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    I’m glad the elite leftists at NPR/Public Television have explained it to us stupid lay people.Why should our taxes go to fund these left wing programs


  2. Tricia October 10th, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Yeah, we really trust your polls, just like we did when they overwhelmingly predicted Hillary’s win! Lol


  3. Beth MacConnell October 10th, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    3 days after the hearing nobody knew she was a pro in prepping polygraph. That is One of the lies also no fear of flying or small spaces. She lost credibility as time went on especially after the attorney asking questions filed her report. Now she is In my opinion totally unbelievable.


  4. Joseph Gray October 10th, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    These are the same polls that said Killary has a 95%chance to be President. For 8 years we put up with the Muslim in Chief and you never seen the antics you see from the vile left. If they gain control of the House or Senate God help us.


  5. Rebecca October 10th, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    That’s hilarious, I do not no 1 person not 1 who believe her, but know many that stood firmly for Kavanagh and they were mostly women. Fake poll


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