Public Opinion About the Supreme Court

Is the Supreme Court too conservative?  Not according to the public, it seems.

Specifically, Rasmussen has a new poll out that asked 1,000 likely voters the following question:  “In political terms is the Supreme Court too liberal, too conservative, or about right?” Here are the results:

Too liberal: 32%
About right: 33%
Too conservative: 23%
Not sure: 11%

(Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence)

I don’t know a lot about the reputation of Rasmussen’s polling, so I don’t know if these numbers are reliable.  But if they’re accurate, it’s fascinating to see such a gap between public opinion and portrayals of the Court in the media.