Support for Trump's Supreme Court Plummets. Recent Decisions have Undermined Respect for the Court
This is now Donald Trump's Supreme Court and Americans understand that it has a specific and very conservative ideological agenda. And, the vast majority of Americans don't seem to like it very much. A new Marquette Law School Poll found that approval of the U.S. Supreme Court has fallen to 38%, while 61% disapprove of how the Court is doing its job.
By contrast, less than two years ago, in September of 2020, approval of the Court stood at 66% with 33% disapproval.
The Marquette poll comes on the heels of a Gallup poll in June that found that confidence in the Court had reached a record low.
Gallup: "Americans' confidence in the court has dropped sharply over the past year and reached a new low in Gallup's nearly 50-year trend. Twenty-five percent of U.S. adults say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court."
The Marquette poll found that the Court's recent opinions expanding gun rights beyond the framers' intentions, breaking down the wall between church and state, and abolishing the right to obtain an abortion had all contributed to the Court's decline in stature. It's not just that the cases were wrongly decided, but that they were so obviously based on the Justices' political beliefs rather than precedent or a fair reading of the Constitution.
Moreover, Justices Thomas and Alito, and Donald Trump's three appointees have eviscerated Chief Justice John Robert's desire to slowly, incrementally move the Court to the right. They are impatient and have a plan to reshape the country to fit some culture war narrative of the "good old days" of America in the 1950s. These are God and guns conservatives who are willing to undermine public faith in the Court in order to achieve their political and cultural objectives.
By: Don Lam & Curated Content