Brett Kavanaugh beats Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Democrat Twitter poll on Supreme Court justices backfires
A Twitter poll by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee backfired after it asked what type of Supreme Court justices social media users preferred.
The result was not something the committee had expected at all, with over 71 percent of respondents selected “justices like Brett Kavanaugh” compared to just 29 percent who chose “justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.”
Posted on May 3, the poll was not scientific and was open to anyone with a Twitter account. However, the tweet had vanished by Sunday afternoon, just two days after it was first shared, Fox News reports.
As of now, the pairing of Ginsburg and Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court is the most dissimilar — with both of them leaning furthest from the center as compared to other SCOTUS justices.
The results of the poll were quickly picked up by media members aside from Republican politicians. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, tweeted a screenshot of the poll after giving his vote, showing the massive gap between votes for Kavanaugh and Ginsburg and writing "#SundayMotivation."
Not only did social media users mock the DSCC after the poll went awry, but they also doubled down on their support for Judge Amy Barrett, who is widely touted to be on Trump's shortlist for another SCOTUS opening should a seat become available.
According to a report in March, Trump chose not to nominate Barrett as he was "saving" her in the eventuality that Ginsburg's seat became available.
Ginsburg, one of the longest-tenured justices on the Supreme Court, rose to prominence for her liberal dissents as well as refusal to give up her office despite health concerns. In recent years, she has become an icon among liberals for her stances of gender discrimination, abortion, and women's rights.
On the other hand, Kavanaugh became the most recent addition to the Supreme Court last year after a brutal confirmation process that saw multiple women come forward with stories of his sexual misconduct while in high school and college. However, none of the charges were sufficiently proven.
The social conservative judge has previously worked in the administration of President George W. Bush and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where he was ranked him as one of most conservative judges on the D.C. court, the Washington Post reported.