(JustPatriots.com)- A Marquette Law School poll conducted the week after Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion on Dobbs was leaked, found that while approval of the Supreme Court has increased among Republicans over the past two months, disapproval of the court among Democrats and Independents has grown.
Overall, 44 percent said they approve of the job of the Supreme Court while 55 percent disapproved. This was the first time approval for the Court has dropped below 50 percent since 2017.
Among Republicans, 68 percent approve of the Supreme Court, up from 64 percent in March. Unsurprisingly, Democrats disapproved of the court by a staggering 73 percent while only 26 percent approved. In March, 49 percent of Democrats had approved of the court.
The change among Independents wasn’t so extreme. In March, 44 percent of Independents approved of the Court while 53 percent disapproved. In the most recent poll, approval among Independents dropped to 38 percent while disapproval increased to 59 percent.
The poll also inadvertently revealed the respondents’ ignorance of the issue of Roe v. Wade.
Only 31 percent of respondents said they favored overturning Roe v. Wade.
But here’s the thing, the majority of respondents, 51 percent, also said they favor Mississippi’s law restricting abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
See the problem?
The only way for Mississippi’s law to hold is for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.
This is a fundamental problem with polling on Roe v. Wade. Too many Americans believe overturning Roe would instantly make abortion illegal in the United States. The majority of Americans don’t want abortion illegal, so they say they want Roe to remain in place.
At the same time, the vast majority of Americans want restrictions on abortion – either limiting it to the first trimester (AKA 15 weeks) or the first and second trimesters.
That can only happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
The survey also found that 69 percent of respondents support the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. A solid majority, 66 percent, also say they agree that the Second Amendment protects the individual right to possess a gun outside the home.