Two-thirds of Americans support Supreme Court term limits, poll finds
67% of Americans favor term limits for Supreme Court justices, per a new poll from AP and NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Driving the news: That includes 82% of Democrats and 57% of Republicans.
- 43% of Americans also say they have "hardly any" confidence in the court — up from 27% three months ago.
- 53% of Americans disapprove of the court's decision to overturn Roe, while 30% approve and 16% say they hold neither opinion, the poll found.
- There's a partisan divide over approval of the decision, with 63% of Republicans approving and 80% of Democrats disapproving.
State of play: There's also a stark partisan divide over overall confidence in the court, the poll found.
- 64% of Democrats say they have "hardly any" confidence, up from 27% in April.
- 31% have only some confidence and just 4% have a great deal of confidence — down from 17%.
- For Republicans, confidence in the court has improved, with 34% saying they have a great deal of confidence, up from 21% in an April poll.
- An additional 47% have only some confidence and 18% hardly any.
Zoom in: Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), have discussed placing term limits on Supreme Court justices in the wake of the Roe decision, Axios' Sophia Cai reports.
- President Biden's Supreme Court commission has shown strong interest in imposing terms limits on justices, though Biden has not weighed in after the final report was released in December.
Methodology: The poll of 1,085 adults was conducted July 14-17 using NORC's probability-based AmeriSpeak Panel. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is ±3.9 percentage points.