MU Law School Poll rebound in Supreme Court Approval

NEW MARQUETTE LAW SCHOOL POLL NATIONAL SURVEY FINDS SMALL REBOUND IN APPROVAL OF U.S. SUPREME COURT, CONTINUED OPPOSITION TO USE OF RACE AS A FACTOR IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Interviews were conducted by SSRS using the SSRS Opinion Panel

A new Marquette Law School Poll national survey finds 44% of adults approve of the job the U.S. Supreme Court is doing, while 56% disapprove. In September, 40% approved and 60% disapproved. Approval declined sharply between July and September 2021, then fell further in May 2022 following the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the decision in June overturning Roe v. Wade, which had permitted abortion nationwide.

The Marquette survey finds that the public is skeptical of the use of race in college admissions, with 41% in favor of a decision that would find a legal ban on the use of race and 16% opposed. The case is not yet on the top of mind for most respondents, however, with 42% saying they haven’t heard anything about such a case or haven’t heard not enough to have an opinion.