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Americans Sharply Split on Views of Supreme Court

Friday, 28 Sep 2012 11:10 AM

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The latest Gallup poll shows a sharp split when it comes to Supreme Court job approval.

Overall, the poll found that 49 percent of Americans approve of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job, with 40 percent disapproving. Currently, 57 percent of Democrats approve, and 56 percent of Republicans disapprove of the job the Court is doing.

The High Court’s approval rating ticked up since July but still remains on the lower end compared to years since 2000, when the survey was first taken.

Opinions of the court by each party have risen and fallen with decisions they agree or disagree with. In addition to the recent Obamacare rating, which saw a spike in Republican disapproval of the Court, a major shift in Supreme Court approval by party occurred after the Bush v. Gore case that decided the 2000 presidential election.

About 27 percent of those polled say the Supreme Court is too liberal and 23 percent say it is too conservative. Most, 44 percent, say it’s "about right.”


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