Job-approval ratings for Congress and the Supreme Court are even worse than that for President Joe Biden, Emerson College Polling results said Friday.
Only 19% of voters approve of the job being done in Congress, with a whopping 70% disapproving, Emerson College Polling (ECP) found.
That was slightly better than the Supreme Court, which earned a job-approval rating of 36% and a disapproval-rating of 54%.
“Independent voters align more with Democrats on Supreme Court approval: 71% of Democrats and 58% of Independents disapprove of the job that the Supreme Court is doing whereas a majority, 56%, of Republicans approve of the job they are doing,” ECP Executive Director Spencer Kimball said.
Biden, meanwhile, has just a 40% job approval — up two points from last month — and a 53% job disapproval.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 59% of voters think Congress should pass a law legalizing the right to abortion nationwide, Emerson found.
The support for the legislation was higher among women, with 62% — compared to 55% of men — saying Congress should pass a law legalizing the right to abortion.
“While a majority, 65%, of Republicans oppose Congress passing a law to legalize the right to abortion, the policy has majority support among Democrats and Independent voters, 81% of Democratic voters and 58% of Independent voters support federal legislative action to legalize abortion,” Kimball said.
Congressional legalization of the right to abortion has the highest support among voters aged 18-29 — 76% support a federal legalization of abortion.
That compared to 59% of voters aged 30-49, 50% of voters aged 50-64, and 56% of voters over 65.
The Emerson poll found that 46% of voters plan to vote for the Republican congressional candidate in the 2022 midterm elections while 43% plan to support the Democrat congressional candidate.
The Emerson survey also found that a majority (57%) said they or someone they knew have had an abortion.
The Emerson College Polling national poll of voters was conducted June 28-29 among 1,271 registered voters. The data sets were weighted by gender, region, age, education, and race/ethnicity based on 2022 turnout modeling.
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