In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Wednesday, finds that nearly half of Americans _ 46 percent _ don’t have a strong opinion on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP-NORC Poll: Many indifferent to Kavanaugh nomination

August 29, 2018 - 5:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans.

And there's no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on his nomination before Election Day.

That's according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Wednesday. It finds 46 percent of Americans don't have a strong opinion on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the high court.

That ambivalence runs even deeper among independent voters, as fully two-thirds say they've not formed an opinion on whether the federal appeals court judge deserves a promotion.