What West Virginia Swing Voters Think About Manchin's Kavanaugh Vote (HBO)

Brett Kavanaugh is sworn-in as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court on Oct. 8 2018 at the White House

That was the widest margin of support for Democrats in a midterm election since 2006, when the party had a 21-point lead over Republicans among likely voters.

But by pushing ahead, Democrats made Republicans cast a health care vote that Democrats could wield in campaign ads for next month's midterm elections, in which they hope to topple the GOP's 51-49 Senate majority. That makes the series of events a largely symbolic vote aimed at forcing moderate Republicans to possibly take a politically hard vote on the record. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, for her vote to block Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has no plans to oppose her if she runs for re-election in 2022. Because these plans often don't cover pre-existing conditions, sick people often can't qualify for coverage and healthy people would have cheaper insurance plans with little to no basic coverage. She voted "present" in the actual confirmation vote.

"Short-Term Limited Duration plans do not provide protections for enrollees who suffer from pre-existing conditions", Collins said. At the same time, we can not ignore the fact that many individuals lack an affordable health insurance option. "But I believe this flaw can be addressed without jeopardizing protections for individuals with preexisting conditions".

Trump is traveling to key states and raising millions of dollars for Republican congressional candidates. They're disgusted by Republicans' dismissive attitude toward Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party, and appalled at Kavanaugh's weeping, shouting, paranoid and partisan tantrum, accusing the left of "revenge on behalf of the Clintons".

McConnell says the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be", but says the controversy over Kavanaugh could end up helping Republicans by generating more enthusiasm among GOP voters who feel he was mistreated. "Our constituents deserve more options, not fewer".

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Roberts took no action on them while Kavanaugh's nomination was pending.

"You just never know what this President might do", Dr Bullock said.

The 13-point gap is almost double the seven-point advantage Democrats had in a Quinnipiac poll released October 2, before the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after a bruising partisan battle. "That is what they would like to get people to buy into, and it's just fundamentally not true".

Wednesday's vote was about showing whether Congress will "allow insurance companies to scam Americans with cut-rate health insurance", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Though Wake did not provide specific details about the uptick in sexual assault reports, she said Ford's testimony showed how hard it can be to report sexual misconduct.

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