Chris Cuomo’s Poll On Kavanaugh Accusation Backfires
CNN’s Chris Cuomo posted a poll about the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday and didn’t seem thrilled with the results.
Cuomo asked his Twitter followers to decide who should get the benefit of the doubt amid the allegations — the accuser, Dr. Christine Ford, or Kavanaugh.
A majority of respondents — 54 percent — said that Kavanaugh should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Who gets the benefit of the doubt in Kavanaugh/Ford – presumption of innocence for him in court, what about here? Do you think Ford should be presumed to be telling the truth by coming forward?
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) September 19, 2018
29 percent said Ford should should be presumed to be telling the truth.
Cuomo tried to downplay the poll’s results, writing, “Just twitter. Not science. But this tells us something of what we value and how we think no?”
Just twitter. Not science. But this tells us something of what we value and how we think no? https://t.co/mXzjuVvBSk
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) September 20, 2018
It tells us we value due process… oh the horror
— RaKell Rosciszewski (@MrsRotnjetski) September 20, 2018
We value justice and fairness. That’s a good thing.
— Navigator (@ItsGoneAwry) September 20, 2018
It tells us that there are still many who see the folly in allowing an unfalsifiable allegation to confer the burden of proof on the accused.
— ᵀᴴᴱ ᴾᴿᴬᴳᴹᴬᵀᴼᴹᴱᵀᴱᴿ (@pragmatometer) September 20, 2018