Jul 17, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Poll: Nearly half of Americans think Supreme Court has too much power
Nearly half of Americans think the Supreme Court holds too much power, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll indicates.
The big picture: Confidence in the high court has hit historic lows since it overturned Roe v. Wade in late June.
Driving the news: Some 47% of Americans surveyed think the Supreme Court holds too much power, the poll indicates.
- The opinion breaks down along party lines. While 72% of Democrats agreed that the Supreme Court holds too much power, only 21% of Republicans held the same opinion.
- It also breaks down along views on abortion. Among those who believe abortion should be legal, 69% view the high court as too powerful. Of those who believe it should be illegal, 21% agree.
More details: Fewer Americans surveyed viewed the Senate or the president as holding too much power.
- Thirty-nine percent of Americans think the Senate holds too much power, while another 37% think it holds the right amount of power, the poll indicates.
- Only 25% of respondents view the president as too powerful.
Methodology: This study was conducted July 8-11 from a sample of 1,672 U.S. adults. The margin of error is +/- 2.6%.