Marquette Law School U.S. Supreme Court Poll

Marquette Law School U.S. Supreme Court Poll
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Marquette University Law School is pleased to bring you the results of a national survey of public opinion, over two days, Mar. 30-31, via video conversations between poll director Charles Franklin and Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy.

On Wednesday, Mar. 30, the Marquette Law School Poll will release results pertaining to public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court. This is the seventh installment in the poll’s series of nationwide surveys measuring public awareness and perception of the nation’s highest court.

Franklin will share findings in the Marquette Law School Poll’s national query into several political topics on Thursday, Mar. 31. This release will examine public opinion of such topics as President Joe Biden’s job approval, vaccinations, views toward several political figures, and preferences for the 2024 presidential election.

Discussions will be available on March 30 and 31 via the “Watch Now” button above. Corresponding releases and data will be available at 6 a.m. EST (5 a.m. CST) on the Marquette Law School Poll website.

U.S. Supreme Court Poll – Wednesday, Mar. 30

The latest Marquette Law School Poll Supreme Court Survey will report public opinion about the nomination of Katanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and her potential impact on the Court. Poll respondents are also asked when they think senators are justified in opposing a nominee and how important the next appointment is to respondents.

The release builds on past Marquette Law School Poll surveys by monitoring opinion about major cases before the Court concerning abortion, affirmative action in college admissions, whether religious beliefs can justify a business owner’s refusing service to gay people, and if the Second Amendment includes a right to possess a gun outside the home.

The survey continues to examine public approval of how the Court is handling its job, which declined after the July 2021 poll, and public perception of the Court’s ideological balance and any recent shifts. Additional questions ask for understandings of whether the Court has expanded or restricted the rights of several particular groups over the last 15 years.

National Poll On Political Topics – Thursday, Mar. 31

This latest national poll looks at President Joe Biden’s job approval rating and his handling of the situation in Ukraine.

The survey additionally looks at possible 2024 presidential hopefuls, with favorability ratings of Biden, former President Donald Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The poll compares how Trump, Pence, and DeSantis fare in matchups with Biden and asks whether respondents would like to see Trump run in 2024 and how much confidence they have in the outcome of the 2020 election.

At a time of rapidly falling omicron cases, the survey also asks respondents how serious they think the coronavirus pandemic is in their states now, comparing that to trends since July, and about their own vaccination status and willingness to be vaccinated.

The poll also asks perceptions of the ideological positions of Biden and the Democratic and Republican parties.