Supreme Court Approval Rating Released

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( – The Marquette Law School conducted a poll between Feb. 5 and Feb. 15 where it was shown that around 40 percent of adults in the country approved of the Supreme Court’s performance and work. 

Between November and February, the poll numbers appeared to remain relatively unchanged as in November the approval rate had been at 41 percent, while those who disapproved were at 59 percent. Since 2020 there has been a large drop in the approval rates of the Supreme Court. In September 2020 a poll found that the U.S. Supreme Court had a 66 percent approval among U.S. adults, while the remaining 33 percent had disapproved.

In July 2020, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn federal abortion rights, their approval rates reached their low point, with 38 percent of adults in the country claiming they approved of the Supreme Court’s actions while 61 percent stated that they disapproved. Since then the highest the approval rating has reached was in January 2023, when it got to 47 percent. 

The change in the approval ratings is most visible along party lines. While in September 2020 78 percent of Republicans, 68 percent of Democrats, and 50 percent of independents had approved of the Supreme Court’s job, currently only the Republicans still have a majority approval with 57 percent. Still, this is a large decline when compared to earlier rates. 

Among the Democrats the approval rates for the Supreme Court have dropped even further with it being less than half of what it had been in September 2020. The most recent poll found that the approval rating had dropped to 28 percent in the latest poll. 

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