Kavanaugh won't decide midterm election, says pollster

Pollster Molly Murphy said on Wednesday that allegations of sexual assault by President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not likely be a deciding factor for midterm voters. 

"While the Supreme Court does make rulings on things that impact everyone's daily life, people really are voting on their own interests and on their own anxieties," Murphy, a partner at ALG Research, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

Murphy said health care, the economy and national security will be much bigger factors. 

"While this may create a hiccup or sort of an image issue for Republicans in the Senate, and you know Republicans on the ballot may be feeling some splash of that, I am not anticipating that it's going to make a big deal in terms of people decide they're going to vote," she said. 

Murphy's comments come as Kavanaugh faces intense backlash over sexual assault allegations. 

Christine Blasey Ford told the Washington Post last week that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and forced himself on her when the two were attending neighboring high schools in Montgomery County, Md. in the 1980s. 

A Reuters–Ipsos poll released on Wednesday found that 36 percent of respondents did not support did not support the Supreme Court nominee, while 31 percent of Americans said they supported Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. 

The survey was conducted before news of the allegations broke. 

— Julia Manchester