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Supreme Court Update

Democrats Like Supreme Court’s Roberts More Than Republicans Do

The U.S. Supreme Court continues to earn better-than-usual favorable ratings. Democrats are especially enamored with Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush appointee, who has disappointed conservatives with liberal-leaning votes this year.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 49% of all Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of Roberts, with 13% who view him Very Favorably. Thirty-six percent (36%) regard him unfavorably, including 12% Very Unfavorable. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted July 1-2, 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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