No Change in Perceptions of Supreme Court: 61% Approval

Despite all the noise and fury surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process, there has been no change in perceptions of the Supreme Court. A national survey found that 61% of voters nationwide approve of the way the court is doing it’s job. Two weeks ago, approval was at 63%. A month ago, 60%.

Also little changed is the ideological perception of the court: 32% say it’s too conservative, 29% too liberal, and 39% about right.

Thirty-nine percent (39%) believe the Supreme Court has too much power.  Forty-five percent (45%) say the same about the presidency, 50% about Congress, and 60% about appointed officials in government agencies. All of those numbers are consistent with earlier findings (see question wording and crosstab results).

This survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted for on September 26-27, 2018 by HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). The statistical margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. It is presented to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us).

A related survey found that 55% believe Facebook has too much power.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).


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