Supreme Court Earns 60% Approval Rating

Sixty percent (60%) of voters nationwide approve of the way that the United States Supreme Court is performing its role. A national survey finds that 40% disapprove (see question wording and topline results).  Those figures include 9% who Strongly Approve and 9% who Strongly Disapprove.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of White Voters Approve along with 58% of Hispanic Voters. However, just 39% of Black Voters share that view (see crosstabs).

Overall, 33% of voters believe the Court is too conservative while 28% say it’s too liberal.

Data released earlier today showed that voters consider health care, immigration, and gun laws the top items on the Supreme Court agenda.

This national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 15-16, 2018 for by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the Demographic profile of our sample). The Margin of Error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

The Court’s Approval rating looks especially good when compared to the fact that just 18% of voters trust the federal government to do the right thing most of the time. President Trump’s Job Approval rating is at 47%. Fifty percent (50%) rate the economy as good or excellent and 30% say the same about the nation’s health care system.

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