Contact Us
Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls
Return to your home site

Menu

Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

Nearby Towns

  • Putnam
    serves Brewster, Carmel-Kent, Cold Spring, Mahopac, Patterson & Putnam Valley
  • Northwest Dutchess
    serves Clinton, Hyde Park, Milan, Pleasant Valley, Red Hook & Rhinebeck
  • East Dutchess
    serves Amenia, Beekman, Dover, Millbrook, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Stanford, Union Vale & Washington
Breaking News: Teen Charged With DWAI After Driver, Passenger Trapped In Single-Vehicle Crash On Taconic
politics

More Americans Believe Christine Blasey Ford, Marist Poll Finds

Christine Blasey Ford
Christine Blasey Ford Photo Credit: Wikipedia

Nearly half of Americans believe that Christine Blasey Ford was telling the truth last week following the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice, according to a new Marist College poll.

One in three residents, or 33 percent, told pollsters Kavanaugh was honest. Forty-five percent said they believe Ford and 22 percent were unsure how the felt, the poll found.

“Twenty-seven years after the (Clarence) Thomas-(Anita) Hill controversy, Americans are reacting very differently to the Kavanaugh-Ford testimony,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Although a notable number of Americans are still on the fence, overall, Kavanaugh comes up short in the court of public opinion, and the gap between the two of them has widened since before the Senate hearings.”

The poll also found that current public opinion falls along party lines with 76 percent of Democrats believed Ford and 76 percent of Republicans believe Kavanaugh.

And while a majority of women, 52 percent,  said they believe Ford, only 39 percent of men say they thought Kavanaugh was being honest, and 37 percent 37 percent believed Ford.

Finally, if the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh does not erase the doubts, 52 percent of Americans say he should not be confirmed to serve in the Supreme Court, the poll found.

To read a summary of the entire poll, click here.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice!

Serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.