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Voters to Pols: Leave Individual Judges Alone

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer got himself in hot water last week with a public attack on two U.S. Supreme Court justices. While voters see judges as political creatures, most disapprove of threatening judges by name.

Just 24% of Likely U.S. Voters think it is appropriate for elected officials and political candidates to criticize specific judges, down from 37% in May of last year. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% disagree, believing such attacks threaten the independence of the judicial system, up from 48% in the previous survey. Seventeen percent (17%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted March 5 and 8, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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