UPDATED October 7, 2019
Sixty-seven percent (67%) of voters approve of the way the Supreme Court is doing its job. That’s the highest level of approval yet measured in 15 monthly polls conducted by ScottRasmussen.com.
Previous surveys have found the court’s ranging from a low of 59% in August, 2018 to 66% in May, 2019. Despite the predictions of many, the divisive Kavanaugh hearings had no significant impact on public perceptions of the Court (see topline trends).
The ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that 39% of voters believe the ideological balance of the Court is about right. Thirty-four percent (34%) see it as too conservative and 26% say it’s too liberal.
Most voters–54%–believe the Court has the right amount of power. However, 33% believe it has too much and only 13% believe it has too little power.
By way of comparison, 47% believe the President has too much power and 44% say the same about Congress. Fifty-five percent (55%) believe appointed government officials have too much power.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of voters believe the American people have too little power.
The Court earns favorable reviews from 80% of Republicans offer a positive assessment, 58% of Democrats and 65% of Independent voters (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted October 3-4, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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