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In Run Up To Health Law Ruling, High Court’s Approval Hits New Low

A poll by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press found the court's favorability rating to be 52 percent, the lowest in 25 years.

Politico: SCOTUS Favorability Plummets, Poll Shows
The Supreme Court's favorability rating has plummeted to a 25-year low, with Americans on both sides of the aisle demonstrating historically negative views of the high court, according to a poll released Tuesday. … The survey also found that opponents and supporters of the Affordable Care Act hold similar views: 52 percent of proponents and 55 percent of opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law said they have a positive view of the Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments on the constitutionality of the law earlier this year (Lee, 5/1).

The Hill: High Court's Approval Rating Hits New Low Ahead Of Health Ruling
Public opinion of the Supreme Court is at an all-time low ahead of a politically charged ruling on the healthcare reform law. The court's favorability rating stands at 52 percent, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press. Twenty-nine percent of those polled said they have an unfavorable view of the high court. The finding comes as Republicans and Democrats map out their strategies for handling the court's healthcare ruling, which is expected in June. Both parties say the court's public image could be at stake (Baker, 5/1).

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