Just 46% of American adults say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the Supreme Court, according to a new poll.
The new poll from Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania noted a sharp drop since 2019.
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"In June, the conservative-dominated court voted to overrule Roe v. Wade, scuttling the constitutional right to abortion that had been the law of the land for nearly 50 years in a decision that was significantly out of step with public opinion," the Hill reported.
"The poll released Monday showed a sharp partisan divide, with just roughly one in three Democrats expressing a great deal or fair amount of trust in the court, compared to seven in 10 Republicans. Among independents, 44 percent expressed trust, down from 74 percent in 2019," it added.
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The pollsters noted that the divide has increased since former President Donald Trump appointed three new conservative justices and after June's decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
However, there has also been a new liberal justice added and an unprecedented leak by the Supreme Court earlier this year, leading to trust issues by Americans of all political backgrounds.