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Poll Finds Confidence in SCOTUS Crumbles Following Roe Reversal

Only 33 percent agree with the court's action

A new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that more than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) now have little or no confidence in the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) after its decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade — a near-total reversal from the 70 percent of voters who expressed at least some confidence in the court right before conservative justices gained a 6-3 majority with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett in October 2020.

A more recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll conducted in May 2022 — immediately after Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion on Roe first leaked — found that the court’s standing was already slipping with conservatives in control.

Since Roe was officially reversed, however, the number of Americans who express a total lack of confidence in the court has soared by 14 percentage points (to 39 percent), with large increases among Democrats (+24 points) and independents (+14 points). A clear majority of Democrats (54 percent) now say they have zero confidence in the court, while another 22% say they have only “a little;" just a quarter have “some” (18 percent) or “a lot” (7 percent).

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