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Public Approval of Supreme Court Falls to 38% After Roe v. Wade Ruling

  • Only 38% support the way the high court is handling its job
  • Poll shows strong perception of court’s conservative shift
Security fencing outside the US Supreme Court in June.

Security fencing outside the US Supreme Court in June.

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Public approval of the US Supreme Court after its historic ruling eliminating federal abortion rights is down to 38%, compared with 60% about a year ago, a poll found.

The national survey by Marquette University Law School, the first since the June 24 decision overturning Roe v. Wade, shows a sharp split by party and ideology. Among Democrats, those who approve of how the high court is doing its job cratered to 15% from 52% in March, while Republican approval increased modestly to 67% from 64% during the same period.