“According to polling last September by the Pew Research Center, 42 percent of Americans held an unfavorable view of the court, while 50 percent viewed it favorably. By contrast, in January 1988, just 13 percent had an unfavorable view of the court, and 79 percent saw it favorably. Embedded in this declining assessment is a significant partisan divide: Thirty-eight percent of Republicans and Republican leaners viewed the court favorably, compared with 64 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners. Interestingly, not so long ago, this ideological gap was reversed: In 2008, 80 percent of Republicans viewed the court positively, vs. 64 percent of Democrats.”

Source: Ruth Marcus. “Justice Ginsburg’s Damage To The Supreme Court.” Washington Post. July 15, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-damage-justice-ginsburg-did-to-the-supreme-court/2016/07/15/7c80f054-4ab8-11e6-90a8-fb84201e0645_story.html.


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