Plurality of voters think media was biased against Kavanaugh: Poll

October 8, 2018 GMT

A new poll released Monday shows a plurality of voters thought the media was biased against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in covering the confirmation process.

Hill.TV and HarrisX found that 45 percent of registered voters believed the media was set against the now-confirmed Supreme Court justice.

Only 20 percent thought the media leaned in favor of Judge Kavanaugh, but 35 percent found it neutral.

The poll was conducted by contacting 1,000 registered voters on Oct. 6 and 7, the days immediately following Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote in the Senate.

He was confirmed by a narrow 50-48 margin, following a highly partisan battle that began when Justice Kavanaugh was nominated in July.

The divisiveness ramped up after three women Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick accused Justice Kavanaugh of sexual assault and misconduct in his high school and college years.

As the media looked into the allegations, they also reported on the justice’s high school behavior, especially his drinking habits. The allegations spurred an investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the FBI that concluded two days before the Senate’s vote Saturday.