Americans Hold Dim View of Supreme Court
Posted at 6:54 a.m. on July 15, 2014
Gallup: “Americans remain divided in their assessments of the U.S. Supreme Court, with 47% approving of the job it is doing, and 46% disapproving. These ratings are consistent with approval last September, when 46% approved and 45% disapproved, and rank among the lowest approval ratings for the court in Gallup’s 14-year trend.”
“The biggest change in Americans’ views of the court this year has been the flip in partisan approval … Republican approval of the Supreme Court is up 21 percentage points since last September, from 30% in 2013 to 51% … Support among Democrats, on the other hand, is down … Democrats are now slightly more likely to disapprove (50%) than approve (44%).
“Americans’ current views more closely reflect the court’s own ideological divisions in these two recent decisions, rather than its bipartisan unanimity.”