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Poll: Opinion of Supreme Court rises

April 9, 2012 at 8:02 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Performance ratings for the U.S. Supreme Court rose after the justices heard the challenge to the 2-year-old healthcare reform law, Rasmussen Reports said.

Forty-one percent of likely U.S. voters said they considered the Supreme Court's performance as good or excellent, up 13 points from 28 percent in mid-March. It was is the court's highest rating in 2 1/2 years, results released Monday indicated.

Nineteen percent said they rated the court's work record as poor, which is unchanged from last month, Rasmussen Reports said.

Approval of the nation's highest court had fallen in three consecutive quarterly surveys before the healthcare hearings at the end of March, Rasmussen Reports said.

Among all voters, 28 percent say they think the Supreme Court is too liberal, 29 percent say it's too conservative, and 31 percent say they believe the balance is about right.

Most voters said they want the healthcare law repealed and 54 percent said they expect the Supreme Court will overturn it, Rasmussen Reports said.

Results are based on a nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Friday and Saturday. The margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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