Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and one of the women who has accused him of sexual assault, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. The highly anticipated testimony comes as GOP Senate leaders aim to secure Kavanaugh's confirmation to the high court just weeks before the midterm elections.

According to an NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll, six in 10 Americans say they plan to follow the proceeding closely.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school. Another woman, Deborah Ramirez, told the New Yorker that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party while they were both students at Yale University. She has acknowledged consuming alcohol at the time, which clouded some of her memories. A third woman, Julie Swetnick, also came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, made public on Twitter Thursday through her lawyer, Michael Avenatti.

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations. During a Fox News interview Monday, he said, “What I know is the truth, and the truth is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.