Supremely divided

Following Hobby Lobby decision, Republican support of U.S. Supreme Court surges

National pollster Gallup checked in with Americans regarding their support of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, and the results show the public is equally divided on the issue. Respondents reported disapproval at 46 percent and approval at 47 percent. The poll was conducted shortly after the controversial decision allowing Hobby Lobby to not include certain forms of birth control in its employees’ health coverage. It also revealed that Republican support has grown substantially since September, from 30 percent to 51 percent. Democratic support has decreased by 14 percentage points, from 58 percent to 44 percent. Independents’ support was down slightly, from 47 percent to 46 percent.