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Do Americans Believe Ford or Kavanaugh? New Poll Has the Answer

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Two polls were taken after the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week where we heard testimony from SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, revealing that Americans are deeply divided over which one of the two they believe.

The polls reveal that the vast majority of those divisions fall across party lines, showcasing that folks tend to believe what their political party believes.

A YouGov survey conducted September 27-28, found that 41 percent of the 1,000 respondents believe Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth, while 30 percent believe she is not. Slightly fewer, 35 percent, believe Kavanaugh is telling the truth, while 38 percent believe he is being dishonest.

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Those who said they’d watched at least some of the hearings, which was a majority of the country, were more likely to believe both: 52 percent who watched believed Ford, while 36 percent did not; 44 percent believed Kavanaugh and 46 percent did not.

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As HuffPost notes, the responses were “deeply divided along partisan lines: Seventy-three percent of Democrats, and just 14 percent of Republicans, believed Blasey was telling the truth; 74 percent of Republicans, and just 11 percent of Democrats, believed Kavanaugh.” YouGov’s Douglas Rivers and Joe Williams wrote Saturday that “hardly anyone believed both were telling the truth,” and the hearing does not appear to have changed the views of most respondents.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted September 26-30 found similar results: around 4 in 10 Americans believe the accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while around 3 in 10 do not. Over a quarter of Americans aren’t sure what to believe.

“The poll found that 42 percent of adults said they believed the accusations, including about the same number of men and women,” Reuters reports. “Thirty-one percent do not believe them and 27 percent said they ‘don’t know’ what to believe.”

What’s scary about these findings is that it shows just how little the average modern American is investigating important issues for themselves, relying instead on what the members of their political parties are telling them to think.

This is bad, regardless of whether you’re on the left or right. Many issues facing our nation are complex and complicated. They require people to be well versed in these issues and to understand basic universal principles and truths to help navigate them.

Let’s hope people on both sides learn to engage things on their own without the help of political parties to tell them what to think.

Source: Daily Wire

 

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WATCH: Bernie Proves He Doesn’t Have A Clue, Compares Teacher Salaries to Baseball Contracts

IS THIS REAL LIFE? It can’t be…

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