(TeaParty.org) – For the last few weeks, it’s been clear the Democrats thought they’d succesfully turned the American public against Kavanaugh to the point that Republicans would be forced to prevent his confirmation from going through.
What they didn’t expect was that their outrageous behavior would turn the American public against them.
On Wednesday, NPR, a notoriously left-leaning outlet, reported that the whole mess over Kavanaugh seems to have done little more than help the GOP out in the upcoming midterms.
Before the coordinated character assasination against Kavanaugh was unleashed, the Democrats were looking like they might have had an advantage in November, but not anymore.
Candidates who had been leading before the Democrats threw all their weight behind the Kavanaugh accusations have watched their good poll numbers disappear.
“Just over a month away from critical elections across the country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared,” NPR writes.
The poll, from NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist, reveals more.
“In July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were ‘very important,’” NPR reports. “Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.”
In other words, before the attack on Kavanaugh, Republicans weren’t very energized about the midterms. Now, they’re all fired up.
The result of hearings, at least in the short run, is the Republican base was awakened,” explained Lee Miringoff, director of the poll for Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
Meanwhile, a crushing number of Americans strongly disapprove of the way Feinstein handled what can only be described as a public lynching of Kavanaugh.
“A majority of voters believe that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process was politicized and mishandled, with 69% calling it a ‘national disgrace,’” the Harvard CAPS – Harris group found.
In this highly divided time in our country, it seems voters have found one thing they can nearly all agree on: the role Feinstein played in this fiasco was abominable.
“75% of voters believe that Senator Diana Feinstein (sic) should have immediately turned over the letter from Christine Ford to the Senate Judiciary committee in July, when she received it,” the Harvard CAPS – Harris poll found.
Considering how difficult it is for anyone to agree on anything these days, this is a remarkable finding.
Fox Business contributor Lee Carter recently pointed this out while discussing the results of the poll on air.
“In talking to folks last week … a lot of them were very angry at the existing senators,” she said.
“Very angry at Dianne Feinstein for waiting so long to get this out there, if you look at this — 75 percent of Americans, and that’s across party lines, are blaming Dianne Feinstein for where we are right now,” Carter continued, summarizing the poll findings.
We are, of course, not in the clear yet. Republicans need to show up and vote for this to translate into a successful midterm election for the GOP.
So far, though, it’s definitely not looking good for Democrats.