This week, more would not confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Court than would confirm him, a turnaround in the last two weeks. The Kavanaugh nomination was always beset by partisan differences, but the response from women has become more dramatic. Their close split two weeks ago is now clear opposition to his confirmation.
Republicans, both men and women, strongly favor confirmation, while Democrats of both sexes overwhelmingly oppose it. But the gender gap among independents is particularly striking: currently, independent men favor the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh 43% to 38%; independent women oppose it 38% to 28%. Two weeks ago, independents were closely divided.