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Gallup poll: Confidence in Supreme Court falls to 30%
Los Angeles Times ^ | 06/30/2014 | MICHAEL MUSKAL

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2014polls; gallup; pll; poll; scotuspoll; supremecourt

1 posted on 06/30/2014 2:29:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Congress is still pissed more people like the court than them....


2 posted on 06/30/2014 2:32:12 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess Obamacare was worth it for Roberts.


3 posted on 06/30/2014 2:32:53 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 2:33:13 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

5 posted on 06/30/2014 2:33:15 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Viennacon

RE: We are not happy with them for saying perverts can get married.

SCOTUS has not ruled on that issue at all. Not yet.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 2:34:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 06/30/2014 2:34:16 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like a significant drop since Roberts fumbled the Obamacare decision.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 2:34:46 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 2:36:36 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind
Gee it seems like just yesterday the news press was crowing about court decisions.

But then that was following the marriage protection initiative slap downs.

10 posted on 06/30/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s not the concept.

It’s those in these positions that are evil.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT by Flintlock
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To: ilgipper

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%!!!


12 posted on 06/30/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

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.


13 posted on 06/30/2014 2:40:40 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This The author is corrects a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think they should do a poll on our confidence in polls.


14 posted on 06/30/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: GraceG; All

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


15 posted on 06/30/2014 2:41:13 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll bet the libs have been sitting on this poll data waiting for a decision like today to release it.


16 posted on 06/30/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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............


17 posted on 06/30/2014 2:42:12 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh well, I suppose if they always ruled for leftists, they would be real popular. Of course, we get this poll today. LOL


18 posted on 06/30/2014 2:42:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

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.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 2:45:05 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SeekAndFind

But will SCOTUS members care?

They have lifetime jobs regardless which party is in charge.


20 posted on 06/30/2014 2:45:48 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

We know what the ruling will be now that they have struck down DOMA. Kennedy is a snake.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 2:47:53 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I surmise, then, that obamafone ownership is around 30%.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 2:48:25 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

“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?


23 posted on 06/30/2014 2:52:33 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: grania

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.


24 posted on 06/30/2014 2:55:40 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: GraceG

When this paper reports Obama’s low poll numbers, wake me up.


25 posted on 06/30/2014 2:56:20 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: henkster

That’s what I thought too. The SC polls these numbers after CommieCare and other unpopular decisions, but before the decisions today.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 2:56:58 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Viennacon

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.


27 posted on 06/30/2014 2:59:22 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ilgipper

That wasn’t a fumble. Supreme Court Jester Roberts deliberately grabbed the ball and scored a touchdown for the Stalinists.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 2:59:23 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Gene Eric

As always. The left’s prime directive “control the individual, destroy the individual”


29 posted on 06/30/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: Viennacon

Exactly.


30 posted on 06/30/2014 3:09:17 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

The Supreme Court is THE most partisan and political body in the country, and probably always has been.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 3:24:33 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SeekAndFind

The results of this poll would not have been released today except for the fact the rulings went against the Left.


32 posted on 06/30/2014 3:32:43 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With all those US Supreme Court decisions against Obama (an unprecedented 13 against him) ... Obama has got all the liberals hating the court ... LOL ...


33 posted on 06/30/2014 3:40:16 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: All

Still higher than my confidence in USAian competence, which has fallen to %10 these days...


34 posted on 06/30/2014 4:10:09 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Star Traveler
"Obama has got all the liberals hating the court"

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.

35 posted on 06/30/2014 4:13:41 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Maybe we should only allow people who have had prefontal lobotomies on the USSC to be certain that they are free from partisan politics.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 4:35:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or, perhaps, they could try sticking to interpreting the Constitution as constructed; rather than making up new laws as they go along.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 5:17:28 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Louis Foxwell

Still, a slim majority do

no majority at all only maybe 2.5 or 3 of nine


38 posted on 06/30/2014 5:27:01 PM PDT by kvanbrunt2 (civil law: commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong Blackstone Commentaries I p44)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

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.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 9:00:05 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SoCal Pubbie

This isn’t a ‘court’ its a body of political edict makers. courts follow actual written law not ideological passions.


40 posted on 06/30/2014 9:04:18 PM PDT by Monorprise
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