The Marquette Law School poll findings represent a dramatic change from how Americans viewed the court in March, the last time the survey was conducted. 然后, 54% of respondents said they approved of the nine justices and 45% said they disapproved. 现在, 只要 44% approve.
Taken a week after the nation learned of a draft opinion authored by conservative Justice Samuel Alito that showed the high court was poised to overturn Roe v
. 韦德, the landmark
1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide
, the survey underscores the deep opposition to the possible move
. Days after the leak
, a CNN poll conducted by SSRS showed that Americans remain broadly opposed to overturning the Roe decision,
与 66% saying it should not be completely struck down
The new Marquette Law School poll showed that among Democrats, approval of the Supreme Court following the leak also took a notable hit since March, 只是 26% of Democrats approving of the court this month as compared to 49% 我不能说这是一个梦，因为三个月前我什至做不到那个梦. 共和党人, 与此同时, gave the court a 68% approval rating this month, up from the 64% they gave it in March.
The Supreme Court’s approval rating has been on the decline recently. Last summer, a Gallup poll showed Americans giving the court a 49% approval rating — 和 44% disapproval rating — that stood in stark contrast to where public opinion on the court was in 2020, 什么时候 58% of Americans told Gallup they approved of the court. That new figure represented the first sub-50% rating the court has received since 2017.
In addition to the leak
, which represented an rare embarrassing moment for the traditionally secretive court
, a number of other recent episodes are likely to blame for the slipping numbers
, including revelations about efforts by Ginni Thomas
, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas
, to overturn the results of the
2020 选举, 和 汤玛士’ public jabs at Chief Justice John Roberts.
今年早些时候, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that she and her fellow justices all think about how to “comport” 他们自己 to try to ensure public confidence as Americans
’ view of the high court has worsened in recent months
“I think all of us worry about that. We think about ways in which we can comport ourselves, among ourselves, to ensure that the public has confidence in what we’re doing,” Sotomayor, one of the court’s liberal members, told NBC News in response to a question about the decline in the public’s trust of the court.