September, 2018 – Majority of Mainers Oppose Kavanaugh

A poll released by the Maine People’s Resource Center shows that a majority of Maine voters believe U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins should not vote to confirm President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The survey, conducted in part before and in part after Professor Christine Blasey Ford made public her allegation of sexual assault last week, shows that 52 percent of respondents opposed Kavanaugh’s nomination. Thirty-nine percent supported the nomination and 10 percent were undecided.

The survey, conducted by phone and online from September 14th through 19th, with a statistical margin of error of 3.25 percent, 95 times out of 100, does not capture potential reaction to additional allegations of sexual misconduct made public this week.

Fifty-four percent of respondents reported a favorable opinion of Sen. Collins, down from 60 percent in October of last year. Forty percent reported an unfavorable opinion, up from 34 percent.