POLL: The Supreme Court's Approval Rating Plunges After The Obamacare Decision

The Supreme Court’s approval rating has experienced a dramatic rise in negative opinion following the high court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, according to a new Rasmussen poll released Sunday.

The polling agency found that 28 per cent of people surveyed now think the Supreme Court is doing a bad job — an 11-point increase from a week ago. Here’s a look at the overall perception:

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Similarly, the amount of people who rate the high court’s performance as “good” or excellent” is down from 36 per cent to 33 per cent. Combined, that’s a 14-point swing in perceptions. 

What’s accounting for the shift? Republicans, expectedly, have turned on the court, directing most of their ire at John Roberts. They’ve completely flipped — a week ago, they had a 42-14 positive view of the court. Now, it’s 43-20 negative. Democrats now rate the court 15 points more positive.

One positive for the Supreme Court? Their ratings are better, overall, than the all-time low they hit in March — 28 per cent — before the oral arguments on Obamacare. 

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