Skip to comments.Gallup poll: Confidence in Supreme Court falls to 30%
Posted on 06/30/2014 2:29:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
There was time when a majority of Americans were confident in their Supreme Court, but those positive feelings have been eroding in the last quarter of a century so that just 30% now say they have confidence in the institution, according to a Gallup poll.
The poll, released Monday, had good news and bad news for the high court, a unique institution that serves as a check and balance in the United States. People have more confidence in the court than in any other arm of government, but that may not be saying that much when confidence in the presidency stands at 29% and in the Congress at 7%.
Judges on the Supreme Court are appointed for life and, unlike members of Congress or the president, do not have go through the rigors of elections. But as national attitudes change on controversial issues including abortion, racial segregation and same-sex marriage, so too does the legal system’s response. The Supreme Court may not follow polls, but changing attitudes can have an impact.
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Congress is still pissed more people like the court than them....
I guess Obamacare was worth it for Roberts.
Libs are not happy with them saying you can’t force corporations to be baby killers
We are not happy with them for saying perverts can get married.
Explains the low rating.
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RE: We are not happy with them for saying perverts can get married.
SCOTUS has not ruled on that issue at all. Not yet.
I’m sure the LATimes thinks that imposing gay marriage on the whole country and making everybody bake cakes for the celebration will do wonders for the stature of the Court.
Looks like a significant drop since Roberts fumbled the Obamacare decision.
The poll was taken before the anti-abortion decision was reported. One can only assume the number is so low because the SC didn’t stop Obamacare.
But then that was following the marriage protection initiative slap downs.
It’s not the concept.
It’s those in these positions that are evil.
Right and this was before Hobby Lobby. Was part of the journo-list talking points of the day.
Bigger news from this is the president is down to... 29%!!!
Ther Court, at best, is not motivated by popularity but by the law. Not everyone on the court subscribes to this principle. Still, a slim majority do and so there remains a slim hope we can save ourselves from the madness of those we elect as leaders.
I think they should do a poll on our confidence in polls.
Imagine what a boring country this would be if parents made sure that their children where taught about the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers the way that the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood. /sarc
I’ll bet the libs have been sitting on this poll data waiting for a decision like today to release it.
The Supreme’s are isolated from normal society to a large degree. Makes it hard for them to understand the impact of some of their rulings. They look at the LAW, we as citizens look at the effect on our day to day lives............
Oh well, I suppose if they always ruled for leftists, they would be real popular. Of course, we get this poll today. LOL
What about the other 4 Justices, who collectively decided the case? IMHO, (as a foreigner, who pays some attention) Roberts seems to be the only one on the SCOTUS, who acts like an impartial judge. The other 8 are overly partisan. Perhaps it’s just an impression, formed because only the biggest cases are covered in the MSM — but, there are clear ideological divides on the Bench. That doesn’t seem right, for an institution that’s supposed to be above partisan politics.
But will SCOTUS members care?
They have lifetime jobs regardless which party is in charge.
We know what the ruling will be now that they have struck down DOMA. Kennedy is a snake.
I surmise, then, that obamafone ownership is around 30%.
“The poll, released Monday, had good news and bad news for the high court,”
And people appointed for life should give 2 s*its in what way again?
Exactly, it was taken before these decisions, but I’m sure the LAT knows its core audience well, and won’t bother to note that to them.
When this paper reports Obama’s low poll numbers, wake me up.
That’s what I thought too. The SC polls these numbers after CommieCare and other unpopular decisions, but before the decisions today.
The Left is ultimately unhappy about not having its will forced upon the citizens.
In the final analysis, the Left is about force, and Conservatives are about independence and free will.
That wasn’t a fumble. Supreme Court Jester Roberts deliberately grabbed the ball and scored a touchdown for the Stalinists.
As always. The left’s prime directive “control the individual, destroy the individual”
The Supreme Court is THE most partisan and political body in the country, and probably always has been.
The results of this poll would not have been released today except for the fact the rulings went against the Left.
With all those US Supreme Court decisions against Obama (an unprecedented 13 against him) ... Obama has got all the liberals hating the court ... LOL ...
Still higher than my confidence in USAian competence, which has fallen to %10 these days...
And The Won is pushing the LIVs in that direction as hard as he can. Comes the Revolution, he wants as many allies and as few enemies as possible.
Maybe we should only allow people who have had prefontal lobotomies on the USSC to be certain that they are free from partisan politics.
Or, perhaps, they could try sticking to interpreting the Constitution as constructed; rather than making up new laws as they go along.
Still, a slim majority do
no majority at all only maybe 2.5 or 3 of nine
Obamacare was the final nail, never again can a world in which they be respected for anything other than the illegitimate, indeed criminal force of the Gun they still weld exist among patriots.
The Federal employees in black robes have firmly and permanently abandoned written law in-favor of the ever shifting dictates of their own political passions.
No man’s liberty or property is safe while they are in session, and thus no man can legitimately respect them as anything but tyrannical dictators.
criminally illegitimate power of force they weld be compatible with the notions of Constitutionally limited or even written government of free men.
Without law there can be no liberty, and thus while this self-proclaimed ‘court’ exist without written and consented to bounds no man is free.
This isn’t a ‘court’ its a body of political edict makers. courts follow actual written law not ideological passions.