Senate Democrats’ Kavanaugh Poll Blows Up in Their Faces
Judging from a Twitter poll posted by none other than the official Senate Democrats account, there seems to be an appetite for President Trump to appoint more conservative and originalist judges like Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee asked its Twitter followers if they preferred more judges like Kavanaugh or progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. As of Saturday evening, Kavanaugh is running away as the clear winner of the poll, handily beating Ginsburg by a ratio of 63% to 37%.
Almost 30,000 people have voted so far in the poll, which was first posted to the Democratic Party Twitter account on Friday.
UPDATE at 12:46 AM: The gap has grown with over 54,000 votes cast.
The confirmation of Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch thus far stands as one of the greatest conservative accomplishments of Donald J. Trump’s presidency.
The demand for more judges who will adhere to a contextualist interpretation of the constitution could spell disaster for Democrats. Leading figures on the left have begun to express doubt about the viability of a political strategy that uses the judicial branch to force governmental policy onto the American people, avoiding the democratic process.