Poll: Supreme Court Favorability Hits 25-year Low


The number of Americans with a favorable view of the U.S. Supreme Court has hit a 25-year low, according to a new poll released today.

Just 52 percent, barely more than half of those polled by the Pew Research Center, have a favorable opinion of the nation's high court. That's the lowest figure in the history of the poll, which began in 1987, and a steep drop from a high of 80 percent in 1994.

Twenty-nine percent of those polled said they had a unfavorable view of SCOTUS - just 1 percentage point short of the highest negative rating ever in 2005. Support for the court was below 60 percent among Republicans, Democrats and independents alike.