New poll shows 54% of Americans disapprove of the Supreme Court

Abortion rights activists participate in a Bans Off Our Bodies rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on May 14, 2022 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: Abortion rights activists participate in a Bans Off Our Bodies rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on May 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo credit Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Following the POLITICO reported leak of the draft opinion that would overturn the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade, a new poll showed that a majority of Americans disapprove of the job the Supreme Court is doing.

54% of Americans said they disapprove of the Supreme Court's actions, according to a recent Marquette Law School poll, per CNN.

When the poll was last conducted in March, prior to the leak of the draft opinion, only 45% of people said they disapproved and 54% said they do approve of the Supreme Court justices.

The most recent survey was taken a week after the leak of the draft opinion was published from May 9 to 19, and involved 1,004 adults. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 3.9 percentage points, according to the Associated Press.

Only 26% of Democrats who responded to the poll said they approve of the Supreme Court, down drastically from the 49% who said they approved back in March.

On the other side of things, 64% of Republicans approved of the Supreme Court in March, and now, 68% of Republicans gave their approval.

The poll also asked people their view on overturning Roe v. Wade, as 69% of respondents oppose overturning it, while 31% are in favor of what the leak of the draft opinion would do, according to The Hill.

Of those who said in March that they were opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade, their approval of the Supreme Court dropped 20% in the most recent poll. While approval increased by 19% for those in favor of overturning the Supreme Court decision.

In September of 2019, the poll showed that 50% of respondents said the Supreme Court was "moderate," but now only 34% believe that. 23% of people said in the most recent poll that they think the Supreme Court is "very conservative" which was up 8% from March's results.

"It is hard to escape the conclusion that the leaked draft opinion overturning Roe is at the center of this decline," Charles Franklin, the poll's director, said, according to USA Today.

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