Chart: The margin of every Supreme Court confirmation vote since 1967

Data: United States Senate; Chart: Naema Ahmed, Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Most Supreme Court justices are confirmed by lopsided majorities, but since the 1990s, partisan votes have become more common.

The bottom line: Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed in 2018 with the lowest number of yes votes for a justice in the history of the Supreme Court.