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Pew: Supreme Court’s Approval At All Time Low

From CBS’s Washington, DC affiliate, WNEW:

Pew: American Approval of Supreme Court Hits All-Time Low

March 25, 2013

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — On the eve of the United States Supreme Court’s consideration of two hotly contested pieces of legislation regarding marriage equality — the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 — Pew Research Center has revealed that approval ratings for the judicial body are at an all-time low.

The survey, which polled a reported 1,501 adults earlier this month over the phone about individual sentiments on the matter, found that only 52 percent of people view the court in a positive way, while 31 percent feel negatively about it.

In other words, the always reliable lefties at the Pew Research Center are telling the Court that they had better go along with what the media says the people want, or they will be even less popular. And everyone wants to be loved.

(Lest we forget, back when the left began to renew their push for amnesty, Pew conveniently discovered that we don’t have to worry that giving illegal aliens amnesty would cause problems, because they have stopped coming to the US, anyway.)

People were most supportive and content with the Supreme Court in 1997, according to Pew…

Oh, for the good old days, when Bill Clinton was stacking the Court with liberals.

Republicans were especially displeased with the Supreme Court after [their] ruling [upholding Obama-Care], with approval ratings among conservatives dropping 18 points at the time…

Support from liberals has also dropped, though in a far more steady fashion since last July, falling from 64 percent to 56 percent, the survey’s results indicated.

So if the Justices ever want to be popular again, they had better try to please liberals.

There is also discord among Americans regarding the political leanings of the court, though one prevalent trend emerged during the interviews conducted for Pew’s survey — a majority of liberals expressed that they view the court as conservative, while most conservatives noted that they feel the court maintains a liberal bias…

The media seems to love these kind of ‘conundrums.’ They think it proves something.

And never mind that you can find liberals who think MSNBC is too conservative.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Pew: Supreme Court’s Approval At All Time Low”

  1. I suspect the reason is that the Supreme Court is seen as unprincipled. It is unprincipled. Since FDR began his manipulations – which were generally successful – Americans have realized the vulnerability of the court. Roe v. Wade was an electric shock we haven’t recovered from, showing us that the sacredness of the law and the Constitution are gravely threatened.

    The destruction of Judge Bork was damaging, and the betrayals of conservative members in the Kelo v. New London, Conn., which destroyed private property rights, was almost nuclear. The selection process has become a carnival show.

    More recently, Justice Roberts’ finding that ObummerScare isn’t un-Constitutional was thermo-nuclear. Only shreds of credibility remain.

  2. captstubby

    outcome of Supreme Court’s consideration of marriage equality —
    the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 —

    Justice Roberts’ tie breaking vote is that marrage is a tax.


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