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Some People Like the Supreme Court Less This Week Than They Did Last Week

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 28: A women protests against the Obama administrations health care plan during a protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 in Washington, DC. Today the high court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
This lady is probably among those 11 percent. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Photo: Mark Wilson/2012 Getty Images

Earlier this spring, the Supreme Court’s approval ratings hit a 25-year low, capping off a slow slide that many liberals blamed on what they saw as the increasingly activist John Roberts court. Most of those critics were quiet when it came to Roberts’s swing vote to uphold Obamacare, but the move seems to have earned SCOTUS a new group of detractors: A Rasmussen poll shows that 28 percent of those surveyed thought the Court was doing a poor job, up from 17 percent just a week ago. Meanwhile, the number of people who thought the Court was doing a good or excellent job was down 3 percent. What this means for John Roberts’s reelection campaign is unclear.

The Supreme Court’s Approval Rating Is Down