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    Default 60% of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Base Rulings on Constitution

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    Supreme Court Update
    60% of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Base Rulings on Constitution
    Friday, September 05, 2008

    Thirty-two percent (32%) of likely voters say the Supreme Court is doing a good or excellent job. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% give the Honorables poor ratings (crosstabs available for Premium Members).

    These approval ratings for the Supreme Court are essentially identical to those found in the last survey conducted in mid-August.

    Earlier this year, perceptions of the court improved after it issued a popular opinion upholding the Second Amendment while striking down a Washington, DC law banning handguns in the city.

    During his acceptance speech last night at the Republican National Convention in Minnesota, John McCain told the audience, “We believe in a strong defense, work, faith, service, a culture of life, personal responsibility, the rule of law, and judges who dispense justice impartially and don't legislate from the bench.” Most American voters (60%) agrees and says the Supreme Court should make decisions based on what is written in the constitution, while 30% say rulings should be guided on the judge’s sense of fairness and justice. The number who agree with McCain is up from 55% in August.

    While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.

    In terms of how the Supreme Court currently makes decisions, just 42% of voters think the justices rule from what is in the Constitution. Thirty-percent (30%) say they are guided by a sense of fairness and justice. Democrats are more likely than Republicans and unaffiliated voters to believe the justices base rulings on the Constitution.

    The survey also found that 65% of voters think the Supreme Court justices have their own political agendas. That number has changed little over the past month. Just 18% believe the judges remain impartial when making decisions.

    Nearly all voters believe the selection of Supreme Court justices by the president is important. The majority (63%) believe it is very important. Just 8% think the selection process by the president is not important.

    Ratings for the Supreme Court are much more positive than those of Congress. The latest Rasmussen survey found that just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.
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    SCOTUS says, who made the voters the qualified experts?


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    While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree.
    That's chilling! Basically, democrats/liberals reject the Constitution?? I guess I'm not surprised, really. At least the republicans have some sense (on this issue anyway).

    Incredibly depressing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmarino View Post
    That's chilling! Basically, democrats/liberals reject the Constitution?? I guess I'm not surprised, really. At least the republicans have some sense (on this issue anyway).

    Incredibly depressing.
    it is indeed. incredibly ignorant of history.
    "You know not what you are given, but forever will you know what has been taken away from you..."

    "As long as we live beyond our means we are destined to live beneath our means." - Ron Paul at a CNBC Debate in Michigan (10/09/07)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmarino View Post
    That's chilling! Basically, democrats/liberals reject the Constitution?? I guess I'm not surprised, really. At least the republicans have some sense (on this issue anyway).

    Incredibly depressing.
    Come on, Obama supporters are the biggest bunch of idiots in the country. They're young, have no concept of reality, and are being hurt even more by the government run school system.
    Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. -James Madison

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    The question should have been "Should we abolish the SCOTUS?"

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    2006
    --57% of voters vote for no government. The majority doesn't always get there way.

    source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0781453.html

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    The other 40% are brain dead.
    When all else fails,
    there's always
    www.escapeartist.com

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    Gutzman talks about how most rulings are based upon precedent instead of the Constitution. This means that the course like to rely on what's already been decided to make their decision, even if it is at odds to the Constitution.



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