55% of voters oppose Supreme Court expansion, but most Democrats support it

55% of voters oppose Supreme Court expansion, but most Democrats support it

[Ed. – The Democrats will like it less if their plans for a one-party nation fail.]

Democrats in Congress last week proposed legislation to increase the number of Supreme Court justices from nine to 13, but most voters oppose the so-called “court-packing” plan.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 33% of Likely U.S. Voters are in favor of increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court. Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed and 13% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on April 15 and 18, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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