Notably, the data shows a five point dip from last year and a fifteen percent dip from two years ago. To those who study public opinion and the Court, this is not a big worry. According to James Gibson, for example, “the kind of basic loyalty to the legitimacy of the institution has changed very little.”
He may be right about that, though I have a different question: in light of everything we know about the Court, how in the world does 46% of the public support it at all?
This is a testament to the the mythology of the Court.