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In the last week, support for Brett Kavanaugh by voters in a selection of key battleground districts has dropped by three percentage points from 46% to 43%, according to a New York Times polling analysis.

Why it matters: His support is still higher than the GOP on the generic congressional ballot (40.9%), President Trump's national approval rating (41%), and the average favorable rating of Republican congressional candidates running in the 10 districts polled by the NYT.

The polls the Times examined came after Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.

  • The districts are in Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, California, Nebraska, Washington and Kansas.
  • They "are whiter, more affluent and more Republican than the country as a whole, but they supported Hillary Clinton by a narrow margin in 2016," per NYT.

One more thing: There's a 23-point gender gap among those who support him, with only 38% of women backing him compared to 51% of men.

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11 GOP congressional nominees support QAnon conspiracy

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At least 11 Republican congressional nominees have publicly supported or defended the QAnon conspiracy theory movement or some of its tenets — and more aligned with the movement may still find a way onto ballots this year.

Why it matters: Their progress shows how a fringe online forum built on unsubstantiated claims and flagged as a threat by the FBI is seeking a foothold in the U.S. political mainstream.

Lindsey Graham says he will ask Mueller to testify before Senate

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted Sunday that he will grant Democrats' request to call former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before his committee.

The big picture: The announcement comes on the heels of Mueller publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post that defended the Russia investigation and conviction of Roger Stone, whose sentence was commuted by President Trump on Friday.