Support For Supreme Court Dips To Record Lows

Supreme Court - United States - PhotoAccording to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center (link below), nationwide support for the Supreme Court has dipped to record lows in the days following the "Obamacare" ruling.

According to the Pew Research Center, 37% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the Supreme Court, which is up 8 points from the last time that the poll was taken (April). This is the highest level of dissatisfaction recorded since Pew started conducting the poll back in 1985.

51% of Americans currently hold a favorable view of the Supreme Court, which is the lowest number posted since 1985. Back in the mid '90s, 80% of Americans held a favorable view of the Supreme Court, while just 16% held an unfavorable view.

As you can probably guess, Republican voters were the major drivers behind the recent surge in negativity towards the Supreme Court.

Just three months ago, Republicans viewed the Supreme Court favorably by a 56% to 25% margin. After the Supreme Court decided to uphold the constitutionality of "Obamacare" by ruling that the individual mandate was, in fact, a tax, Republican support crumbled to just 38%. 51% of Republicans now say that they have a negative view of the Supreme Court.

Source: - Obama Holds Lead; Romney Trails on Most Issues

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