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Rasmussen Poll: Rise in Voters Backing States Over Supreme Court

By    |   Friday, 03 Jul 2015 04:04 PM

After last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, more voters believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings, a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows.

The poll found that one-third of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed agree that states should hold the power, up nine points from the 24 percent who agreed in a February Rasmussen poll. 

Further, 52 percent of the voters in the current poll, taken between June 30-July 1, disagree that states should be allowed to go around the Supreme Court's rulings, down from 58 percent in February.

The poll also found that Republicans and conservatives, who traditionally are the most supportive of states' rights, were more likely to say states could ignore the federal courts. Such voters have become more suspicious of the federal government during the Obama administration, reports Rasmussen.

In other findings, 50 percent of Republican voters sided with states, compared to 22 percent of Democrats and 30 percent of voters who are not affiliated with either party. And when it comes to political philosophy, 50 percent of conservatives sided with states, compared to 22 percent of Democrats and 15 percent of liberals.

"Interestingly, this represents a noticeable rise in support among all three groups," the report said.

Meanwhile, voters are also divided in their opinion of the court, with negative views at their highest level in nearly nine years. Positive opinions also went up, but not as dramatically.

The Supreme Court poll carried a margin of error of plus or minus three points.

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After last week's Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, more voters believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings, a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows.
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