Poll Finds Confidence in Supreme Court Recently Has Collapsed
The decline in confidence started 20 months ago
A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Americans’ confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court has collapsed over the last 20 months — a period that began with former President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans installing a 6-3 conservative majority ahead of the 2020 election and culminated last week with the leak of a draft opinion signaling that five GOP-appointed justices plan to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The last time Yahoo News/YouGov asked about confidence in the court was in September 2020, a few days after liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and a few days before Trump nominated conservative jurist Amy Coney Barrett to replace her.
Back then, 70 percent of registered voters said they had either “some” (50 percent) or “a lot” (20 percent) of confidence in the court, and 30 percent said they had either “a little” (23 percent) or “none” (7 percent).
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