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Toplines - Supreme Court - March 11-12, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted March 11-12, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Generally speaking, how do you rate the way that the Supreme Court is doing its job—Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor?

8% Excellent
30% Good
38% Fair

18% Poor

6% Not sure

2* Should the Supreme Court make decisions based on what's written in the Constitution and legal precedents or should it be guided mostly by a sense of fairness and justice?

64% What’s written in the constitution
28% It should be guided by fairness and justice
7% Not sure

3* How does the Supreme Court work today? Does it make decisions primarily based on what's written in the Constitution and legal precedents or is it guided mostly by a sense of fairness and justice?

48% What’s written in the constitution
23% By fairness and justice
30% Not sure

4* Do most Supreme Court Justices have their own political agenda or do they generally remain impartial?

50% They have their own political agenda
27% They remain impartial
23% Not sure

5* In political terms is the Supreme Court too liberal, too conservative, or about right?

32% Too liberal

23% Too conservative

33% About right

11% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence