Kavanaugh decision may impact voters
On Saturday, the senate voted 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
The vote came after weeks of debate over sexual misconduct and judicial temperament which brought in national attention.
Midterm elections are now less than a month away.
A political science professor at UNL said he thinks this will not be an advantage for either party but it will probably intensify political feelings.
"Democrats are going to try and use it to energize them, you know how they put this person on the bench who has these allegations against him.. and the Republicans are going to say, hey this was a mob that tried to derail a nomination of a perfectly good individual," said UNL political science professor, John Hibbing.
Hibbing says, in general, the voting turnout among women is higher than men.
I talked to students on the UNL campus. One mentioned that although the Kavanaugh decision may motivate him to vote, it doesn't have an impact on who he will vote for.
"I am already pretty liberal so I think this time will reinforce some of my ideas, I don't know about the impact so much but it gets me thinking about voting, said Conner Bell.
"He has to be careful what he is saying and just anyone in politics situations should be careful of what there saying because it can affect how people think of them and therefore affect their vote," said Lauren Berke.
Hibbing said it's important to note that it's not about whether one party is benefiting from the other. It's about how Kavanaugh's episode is dragging down people's view of the political process.
"One of the things we have to be concerned with is that it might not be an ideological thing such as another reason people say they are kind of fed up with the process, it's all a bunch of he said she said partisan attacks that really don't add up to improving governmental structures," said Hibbing.