(PresidentialWire.com)- It looks as though the Democrats’ efforts to rebrand the Supreme Court as a political institution, following President Donald Trump’s legal and perfectly appropriate appointment of three Supreme Court justices over the last four years, is working.
According to a new poll by Gallup released on Thursday, the approval ratings for the nation’s highest court have hit a record low of 40%.
The surveys were performed between September 1 and 17, around the same time that the Supreme Court refused to intervene in a case relating to new legislation in Texas that bans abortion after a fetus is six weeks old. The “Heartbeat Bill” was signed into law this month by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, and is effectively a compromise between “pro-choice” and pro-life activists.
The Supreme Court refused to intervene and block the legislation on the basis that it was constitutional, but the Democrats’ spin on the story meant that some 53% of respondents said that they disapproved of the Supreme Court.
You know the White House is going to use this to try and pack the Supreme Court…or worse, “reform” it.
Some 40% of respondents also said that they believe the court is “too conservative,” and 20% said that it’s “too liberal.” Those figures are likely based on the fact that the Republicans successfully appointed three justices during the Trump administration.
Some 37% of respondents said that they believe the court is “about right,” and found Republicans were more likely to say that they believe the court is “about right.”
It’s worth noting, however, that only a minority of people believe that the court is “too conservative” – whatever that means.
The truth is that even President Trump’s appointed justices haven’t blindly sided with him on everything so far.