Poll: 1 in 4 Americans think Kavanaugh told complete truth

Poll: 1 in 4 Americans think Kavanaugh told complete truth

Just 1 in every 4 Americans says they think Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment January reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 MORE was completely honest when giving his testimony regarding sexual assault allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to a new Associated Press poll released Friday.

The survey showed a largely partisan split on respondents' thoughts on Kavanaugh's candor. Of those surveyed, 60 percent of Republicans said they thought Kavanaugh was entirely truthful, while fewer than 10 percent of Democrats surveyed said the same.


Kavanaugh was confirmed as the newest Supreme Court justice on Oct. 6 after more than two weeks of back-and-forth between Democrats and Republicans on the committee and a weeklong FBI investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct made against him.

Kavanaugh delivered a fiery testimony denying the allegations made by his first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in high school. Ford also gave testimony before the committee about her claims.

The poll found 39 percent of respondents said they believe Kavanaugh was mostly honest in his Judiciary Committee testimony. Another 31 percent of those polled said they believe he was mostly lying, with 25 percent saying he was completely truthful.

Roughly 1 in 3 respondents said they have "a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court" after Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation hearing.

Overall, the survey found that Americans were generally displeased with how the process unfolded. Senate Republicans, Democrats, the FBI and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE all earned 32 percent approval or less for their roles in the confirmation process from the poll’s respondents.

Kavanaugh's confirmation process has become a flashpoint heading into the midterm elections with both Democrats and Republicans pointing to it to galvanize their base and drive voters.

The poll found 43 percent overall disapproving of Kavanaugh's confirmation while 35 percent approved.

Kavanaugh faced three public accusations of varying degrees of sexual misconduct during his confirmation process.

He has vehemently denied all the allegations.

The AP poll in conjunction with NORC Center for Public Affairs Research was conducted Oct. 11-14 and interviewed 1,152 adults across the country. The margin of error for the poll is plus or minus 4 percentage points.