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Voters about evenly split on question of whether Supreme Court balanced or 'too conservative'

Just 15% of those survey said the high court is too liberal.

The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court
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Updated: December 11, 2020 - 4:46pm

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A roughly equal number of voters say the Supreme Court is either too conservative or balanced "about right," according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Just over a third of voters  – 34% – said the high court has the right balance of justices, while 33% said it is "too conservative." 

Fifteen percent said the court is "too liberal," and the 18% were unsure.

 Ideologically, is the Supreme Court too liberal,  too conservative, or about right?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

The court has three justices appointed by Democratic presidents – two from Barack Obama and one from Bill Clinton. The other six were appointed by Republican presidents.

The survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed-mode approach, from Dec. 3-5. 

To see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see the poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.


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