The majority of Americans are in line with the Supreme Court's decisions last week regarding gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act, according to a new survey.
A CNN/ORC poll
found that 63 percent of Americans felt the court was right in upholding the subsidies portion of the Obamacare law, and 59 percent agreed that same-sex marriage should be a Constitutional right across the country.
Politically, Americans are more divided on the polarizing cases. Seventy-nine percent of Democrats sided with the Supreme Court on the Obamacare case, while 70 percent agreed with the court on same-sex marriage.
Fifty-four percent of conservatives, meanwhile, are against the court's ruling about Obamacare, and 59 percent do not agree with the ruling on gay marriage.
The same poll also found that 37 percent of Americans feel the court is too liberal, the highest figure in the history of CNN polls dating back to 1993.
Many view the Supreme Court rulings of last week
as a sign the court is moving to the left. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate for president, called the court's decisions "lawless"
In a New York Times op-ed, Jeffrey Rosen
argued that the rulings were not actually political and instead were simply the product of the court looking at the cases with Congress' intent in mind.
Regarding the CNN poll, a similar survey taken in early June
found that about half of Americans had at least a moderate amount of trust in Supreme Court as it prepared to announce its decisions regarding same-sex marriage and Obamacare. Overall, just 52 percent of Americans approved of the Supreme Court's overall performance.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal accused the court of not reading the constitution or the dictionary
in the wake of the decisive rulings.
"You now have a court that's not reading the Constitution, not reading the dictionary," Jindal said.
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