U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts transferred two ethics complaints against newly confirmed Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a lower federal panel, a Democratic advocacy group that opposed the judge's nomination revealed Wednesday. "These are really evil people." said President Trump about supporters of Dr. Ford. Roughly 1 in 6 USA circuit court seats is now filled by a judge nominated by Trump.
For months, it has looked as if Democrats would capture the House and Republicans would retain the Senate.
The poll was taken October 4-7. There are also slight 8- and 9-point gaps between conservative women and men and liberal women and men.
A new survey reveals that Democrats may actually be more motivated to vote because of Kavanaugh than Republicans. Women, by contrast, support a congressional probe by 58-37 percent.
Discipline under those rules could have ranged from Kavanaugh getting a private talking-to by the chief judge on his circuit -Garland - to a suspension from hearing cases and even to a referral to the House of Representatives for possible impeachment proceedings.
Adrenne Kelley, a 37-year-old Republican in Phoenix, said that she's voted for him in the past and she was "kind of surprised" by his effort to slow the process down, but ultimately thought it was a good move. By another, the Democrats' advantage from before the Kavanaugh fight remains.
Slightly more registered voters say the Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings make them more likely to support Democrats for Congress than Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, though a 39 percent plurality say it doesn't make a difference. It would have taken only one Democratic senator to say "no" to letting the nominees through this week, but none did. But practically speaking, it served to renew attention on the overall issue of health care, which polling shows ranks at the top of the public's priorities and has been a major concern for voters for over a decade.
Republican Rep. J.T. Wilcox, who has been involved in fundraising for Republicans running in the House where more than a dozen seats are in play, said there's no question that he's anxious because "the national wind is blowing in our face".
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Those registered voters who describe themselves as independents favor Democrats by 52 percent to 38 percent, driven primarily by a 2-1 advantage for Democrats among independent women (62 percent to 29 percent).
The President denies all the allegations against him. The margin of sampling error for both the results overall and the sample registered voters of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Approval of his handling of the economy stands at 49 percent, with 46 percent disapproving.
"The biggest challenge is the separating of what's happening in Washington, D.C. from Washington state", she said.
Senate Democrats up for reelection in red states feared they could be kept in Washington while their Republican challengers ran free in their respective states.
The deal is a significant victory for McConnell, who has made clearing a long list of President Donald Trump's nominees, especially judges, a top priority this year. The more seats Democrats hold in 2018, for example, the easier it could be for them to win back the Senate in the 2020 presidential election.
It also comes in the final run-up to midterm elections on November 6.