UPDATED September 10, 2019
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters approve of the way the Supreme Court is doing its job.
The ScottRasmussen.com national survey also found that 40% of voters believe the ideological balance of the Court is about right. Thirty-five percent (35%) see it as too conservative and 26% say it’s too liberal.
Most voters–55%–believe the Court has the right amount of power. However, 37% believe it has too much. By way of comparison, 47% believe the President has too much power and 45% say the same about Congress. Fifty-six percent (56%) believe appointed government officials have too much power.
Views about the Supreme Court have remained stable over the past year. Monthly surveys have found the court’s ranging from a low of 59% in August, 2018 to 66% in May. Despite the predictions of many, the divisive Kavanaugh hearings had no significant impact on public perceptions of the Court (see topline trends).
The Court earns favorable reviews from 67% of white voters along with 50% of black voters and 54% of Hispanic voters. On a partisan basis, 83% of Republicans offer a positive assessment. That view is shared by 50% of Democrats and 60% of Independent voters (see crosstab results).
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The national survey of 1,004 Registered Voters was conducted September 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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