Supreme Court job approval has fallen to an all-time high, according to a new poll taken after the court refused to block deeply divisive Texas law banning most abortions.
Only 37% of registered voters said they approved of the way the court had handled its work, with 50% expressing disapproval in a poll released on Wednesday by Quinnipiac University, which has tracked the Supreme Court’s approval of jobs since. 2004.
“The High Court is hit by low numbers,” said Tim Malloy, Quinnipiac University poll analyst. “Amid a whirlwind of partisan issues on their plates, the conservative-leaning court sees its weakest endorsement on record.”
Just over a year ago, the polling firm reported what was essentially the opposite: 52% of registered voters said they approved of the way the court was handling its work, 37% disapproved and 11 % expressed no opinion.
The poll released Wednesday was conducted about a week after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to dismiss an emergency request by abortion providers to prevent the controversial Texas abortion restriction from coming into effect.
The five conservative judges who made up the majority said procedural complexities helped determine the court’s refusal to block Texas law, but added that the ruling did not seek to resolve “serious questions” about the constitutionality of the law. Texas law.
The landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade could be in jeopardy the next term, however, when the Supreme Court, with a Conservative 6-3 majority, reconsiders a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.
In a related finding, the Quinnipiac survey showed that nearly 7 in 10 agree with the Roe decision and that more Americans – by a margin of 48 to 35 – say the Supreme Court should make it easier and no longer difficult to abortion.
About 1,200 American adults across the country responded to the survey from Sept. 10 to 13, which has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.