Sixty-one percent (61%) of voters approve of the way the Supreme Court is doing its job, according to a new national survey by ScottRasmussen.com. That high level of confidence in the Court has remained consistent in monthly surveys dating back to August of 2018 (see topline trends).
Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters now say the court is too conservative, 25% think it’s too liberal and 40% say the balance on the court is about right. During the heat of the Kavanaugh confirmation battle, there was a stronger perception that the Court was too conservative.
The Court earns approval from 69% of Republicans, 56% of Democrats, and 57% of Independents (see crosstab results).
Among all voters, 35% believe the Supreme Court has too much power while 7% say the opposite. Fifty-nine percent (59%) believe it has the right amount of power.
Data released earlier showed that 42% of voters favor increasing the size of the Supreme Court.
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The new national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted February 3-4, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com 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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