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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”:
Voters overwhelmingly want @realDonaldTrump’s #SCOTUS nominee confirmed BEFORE the midterms. Senate Democrats should listen to their constituents and #ConfirmJudgeKavanaugh without delay. https://t.co/nP5APQ6LnC
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) July 10, 2018
These poll results did not go unnoticed, with many wondering how Democrats will respond:
This is nice. https://t.co/FVaINV518a
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 10, 2018
Puts them in a bind. Love it. https://t.co/Cqz0nGTVs5
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 10, 2018
— Missouri GOP (@MissouriGOP) July 10, 2018
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:
Brett Kavanaugh's record as a judge and lawyer is clear: hostile to health care for millions, opposed to the CFPB & corporate accountability, thinks Presidents like Trump are above the law – and conservatives are confident that he would overturn Roe v. Wade. I'll be voting no.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) July 10, 2018
Trump was clear during the campaign about his list of potential SCOTUS nominees: ALL want to take away a woman’s constitutional right to make her own health care decisions. We cannot go back to the days before Roe v. Wade.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 9, 2018
President Trump has been crystal clear about his intent to only nominate justices that support overturning #RoevWade—there’s no question Kavanaugh meets this litmus test.
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) July 10, 2018
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.