Supreme Court Approval Holds at 62%

Sixty-two percent (62%) of voters approve of the way the Supreme Court is doing its job, according to a new national survey by That figure is virtually unchanged from a month ago. and up a couple of points from surveys conducted before new Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the court.

As the controversy surrounding the Kavanaugh hearings fades further into the past, the latest survey shows a shift back to previously held notions about the court’s ideology. Only 33% of voters now say the court is too conservative, compared to 43% who found it too conservative last month. Twenty-six percent (26%) now say the court is too liberal, up from 20% a month ago. Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents say the balance on the court is just right.

Republicans are more likely to like how the court is doing its job, with 80% of GOP voters approving. But a 51% majority of Democrats responding to the poll also approve of the court overall (see crosstab results).

The new national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted December 9-10, 2018 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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