Chris Lange, FISM News
A growing number of Democratic voters now support radical measures to ensure their party’s control of the U.S. Supreme Court. A new Rasmussen Reports/Heartland Institute poll found that 53% of Democratic voters would support legislation to “abolish” the Supreme Court and replace it with a new “democratically elected Court.”
The survey also shows that 39% of Democrats approve of giving the United Nations sovereignty over human rights issues in the U.S., including abortion.
By contrast, 52% of all likely U.S. voters view the Supreme Court favorably, including 29% who have a “very favorable” opinion of the court.
According to the survey, 56% of Democrats believe the Supreme Court is “racist” and 67% say it is a “fundamentally sexist” institution. Notably, among the nine current justices, two are black and four are women.
The notion of packing the SCOTUS with four additional justices received approval from 64% of Democrats, while 19% of Republicans agreed.
“In the wake [of] a recent string of decisions strengthening the Second Amendment, reining in the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, and ending the constitutional right to an abortion…Democratic voters mostly disapprove of the Supreme Court,” the report stated.
“Only 33% of Democrats view the court favorably, while 63% have an unfavorable opinion of the court, including 40% of Democrats who have a ‘very unfavorable’ view of the Supreme Court,” it continued.
Likely voters under the age of 40 make up the majority of those who favor abolishing the high court (54%) and approve of giving the U.N. authority to reverse SCOTUS decisions (48%).
Among voters who “strongly approve” of President Biden’s job performance, 62% want to see the current Supreme Court swapped out for one with elected justices. A vast majority (76%) of voters who “strongly disapprove” of the job the President is doing, oppose the idea of elected justices.
“By and large, the American people hold the Court in high esteem, as this poll amply demonstrates,” said Heartland Institute senior editor Chris Talgo. “However, there is absolutely a movement afoot, principally among leftists and America’s youth, who desire to ‘reimagine’ the Supreme Court so that it will become nothing more than a rubber stamp for their radical agenda. Fortunately, most likely voters reject this notion and steadfastly support the Supreme Court.”
While more voters identified themselves as pro-choice than pro-life, 50% say they approve of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and send abortion rights decisions back to the states.