Brian Fallon is pretty psyched that a meaningless poll on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh finds his support “underwater” with “15% favorable, 28% unfavorable, and 57% unable to give an opinion”:
New national poll shows Brett Kavanaugh is 13 points underwater, with more than half the public saying they don't know enough.
The only thing weaker than Kavanaugh's poll numbers at this point is Senate Dems who are still afraid to oppose him.https://t.co/mFUt5UsN97 pic.twitter.com/jG7fp0rrKE
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 15, 2018
Fallon, who was on the team that thought winning the popular vote meant something in the 2016 election, also seems to think this polling will mean something to Senators when they start confirmation hearing on Judge Kavanaugh in a few weeks.
But he’s mistaken, as the only “poll” that matters is of the 100 Senators, as conservative Hale Razor so aptly points out:
The only poll that counts is 51-49.
— Razor (@hale_razor) August 15, 2018
Oh, bless your heart, Brian.
Are those folks unable to find his prior rulings from his distinguished career? If they can't maybe they shouldn't vote in midterms either? Just a thought.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) August 15, 2018
And Brian is still on his don’t-worry-about-Wisconsin strategy:
Hi, Brian. SCOTUS candidates don't run for office. They are appointed and confirmed. So the poll matters exactly 0%. Campaigning in Wisconsin, however, matters a whole lot.
— Yoss (@thisisYoss) August 15, 2018
We even win if it’s a tie:
— Random Ruminations (@randomrumintn) August 15, 2018
But it doesn’t look like Sen. McCain will be voting so it does get a little more complex that 51-49:
So here’s my question/understandings:
It requires 51 votes to appoint SCOTUS & VP can only vote in the case of a tie
50 – 49 is not a tie so he loses right?
— Aurty Bernie2017 (@AurtyB) August 15, 2018
And let’s not forget to thank who made this possible! Former Majority Leader Harry Reid, everyone:
The only poll that matters about Kavanaugh was conducted in 2013… pic.twitter.com/6y5gs1lV6R
— Uri Blago (@UriBlago) August 15, 2018