Bad News for Democrats: A Majority of Battleground Voters Want to See SCOTUS Vote Before Midterms

| JUL 10, 2018 | 9:17 PM

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Democrats opposing a vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh may want to reconsider their position. 

A poll published by the Susan B. Anthony List and the Tarrance Group shows that voters in battleground states want to see President Donald Trump's nominee voted on before the midterm elections.

The poll targeted senators in battleground states that could be pickups for the Republicans in 2018.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) faced the largest margin, with 68 percent of North Dakota voters calling on her to support the nominee. 

Other vulnerable senators include Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted, “Senate Democrats should listen to their constituents”:

These poll results did not go unnoticed, with many wondering how Democrats will respond:

Battleground Voters Also Want to See Abortion Decisions Left to the States, Not the Supreme Court

All five of the targeted battleground states reported that they would prefer abortion policy be decided by state legislatures, not the Supreme Court. 

Roe v. Wade must be overturned for some legislation to be possible at the state level. This issue has been at the forefront of the Supreme Court debate:

While the issue of overturning Roe v. Wade isn't one that will be addressed immediately, battleground senators are going to have to decide to approve Kavanaugh soon.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised a vote in early fall.