Public's Opinion of Supreme Court Drops After Health Care Law Decision

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The American public’s satisfaction with the , which had already been low by historical standards in recent polls, dropped further in the wake of the court’s 5-to-4 ruling last month upholding President Obama’s law.

The nation is now evenly divided, with 41 percent of Americans saying they approve of the job the court is doing and the same share voicing disapproval, according to a new poll conducted by The New York Times and CBS News. In a poll a few weeks before the health care decision, the court’s approval rating was 44 percent and its disapproval rating 36 percent.

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Source: The New York Times