Marquette poll: 56% disapprove of US Supreme Court, a slight improvement

MILWAUKEE — More than half of American adults are unhappy with the job the U.S. Supreme Court is doing, but the picture is slightly improved from earlier this year, according to a national survey released Wednesday by the Marquette University Law School.

The survey of 1,004 adults across the country, conducted from Nov. 15-22, found 44% of respondents approve of the court while 56% disapprove of its work.

Support among Republicans for the high court sits at 70%, while just 28% of Democratic respondents said they support its work. Among independents, the court’s approval rating was 40%.

The latest survey was a slight improvement in approval for the nation’s high court. In September, 60% of respondents disapproved of the court’s work and 40% approved. In July, following the court’s ruling that overturned the Roe v. Wade precedent, the court’s approval rating fell to just 38%.

“This set of 15, 16 months, whatever it’s been since July of 2021, has been a period of really rapid and substantial change in approval of the court, substantially driven by a variety of abortion decisions, but also we’ve seen periods of some recovery in the court’s standing as well,” Charles Franklin, the poll’s director, said.

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