If Obama thought that his rhetoric against the Supreme Court was going to harm their popularity, he seems to have miscalculated badly.
Just before the highly publicized hearing on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care law, ratings for the U.S. Supreme Court had fallen to the lowest level ever measured by Rasmussen Reports. Now, following the hearings, approval of the court is way up.
Forty-one percent (41%) of Likely U.S. Voters now rate the Supreme Court’s performance as good or excellent, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s up 13 points from 28% in mid-March and is the court’s highest ratings in two-and-a-half years.
Nineteen percent (19%) still rate the court’s work record as poor, unchanged from last month.
With the President being underwater in his approval ratings right now (subject to change of course), it was a no-brainer to predict that his attack on the Supreme Court would fall flat. People simply trust the Supreme Court, divided as it is, more than they trust the hyper-partisan Obama. They’ve seen through the hopey-changey smoke and mirrors, and the true leftist radical Obama scares them (except for the radical lefties in the populace).
It’s highly unlikely that he’ll get the message and stop railing against the Supreme Court, though, because they threaten his power, and to him, that’s intolerable.