The latest poll, conducted from June 29-30, shows that disapproval of the court’s performance shot up by 11 percentage points in the past week alone, and 28 percent of Americans still think the court is doing a “poor” job.
Interestingly enough, 37 percent now view the court as “too liberal,” while 22 percent believe it is “too conservative.”
The same poll shows that Americans believe 27 percent of the justices “remain impartial,” while 56 percent believe the justices “pursue their own political agenda.”
Despite the spike in the disapproval rating, the overall approval rating (doing a “good” or “excellent” job) for the court slipped from 36 percent to 33 percent.
Just one week ago, Republicans held generally positive regarding the court, with 42 percent saying that the justices were doing a “good” or “excellent” job, and just 14 percent describing their job as “poor.” Today, 20 percent give positive regards to the court, and 43 percent say it is “poor.”
Not unexpectedly, Democrats gave the court higher marks than they did one week ago. Last week, 35 percent gave the court positive marks whereas 50 percent do so today. The negative rating is also down, as 22 percent had a negative perception, down to just 11 percent today.
Congress’s ratings fared much worse, with 63 percent saying that Congress is doing a “poor job,” while just seven percent of likely U.S. voters say Congress is doing “good” or “excellent,”according to Rasmussen Reports.
This puts the high court’s numbers into perspective.