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Let’s Talk About the Supreme Court

I awoke this morning to a disturbing note passed along by a reader, pointing me to this from Rasmussen: [1]

Thirty-two percent (32%) of likely voters say the Supreme Court [2] is doing a good or excellent job. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% give the Honorables poor ratings (crosstabs [3] available for Premium Members [4]).

But on what are these opinions based?

While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s [2] supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.

So, Obama’s supporters don’t think, as a rule, that the Constitution should be the basis for USSC rulings. I’ve been saying Obama supporters are not basing their support for him in fact and thereby cannot be argued off of that support by facts, either. Looks like that phenom is a little wider than I originally figured.

Doesn’t that frighten you a bit? It ought to make you consider again who will be appointing the next few judges to the nation’s highest court.