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More Now See Supreme Court as Too Conservative

The Supreme Court returned to the bench on Monday, at full-strength for the first time since Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in early 2016. But with his replacement, Justice Neil Gorsuch on the court, voters are now more likely to think the court leans too far right.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 35% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the Supreme Court is too conservative in political terms. Twenty-five percent (25%) think the court is too liberal, while another 25% say it is about right, politically speaking. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 2-3, 2017 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 2-3, 2017 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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