Supreme Court Approval Ratings Reach New High

Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters approve of the way the Supreme Court is doing its job, according to a new national survey by That figure is up three points from a month ago and up five from surveys conducted before new Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the court.

That’s the highest level of approval measured by in monthly surveys dating back to August of 2018.

Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters now say the court is too conservative, 26% 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.

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).

Thirty-five percent (35%) of voters believe the Supreme Court has too much power while 9% say the opposite. Fifty-five percent (55%) believe it has the right amount of power.

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The new national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted January 4-5, 2019 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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