by Eric Lendrum
A new poll reveals that over half of Democratic voters, and an even larger majority of younger voters, believe that the Supreme Court must be abolished after a series of rulings that greatly increased personal freedoms.
As reported by the New York Post, the poll from the Heartland Institute saw 53 percent of Democrats voice their support for eliminating the Supreme Court altogether, in favor of replacing it with a “new, democratically elected…court with justices chosen by the American people directly.” Of these respondents, 33 percent said they were “strongly” in favor of such an idea. In the same poll, a slightly larger majority of voters between the ages of 19 and 39 want to abolish the high court, at 54 percent. By contrast, only 21 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of independents supported abolition.
Despite 67 percent of Democrats believing that the Supreme Court is a “fundamentally sexist institution that favors men over women,” only 18 percent of Republicans share this sentiment, as do 36 percent of independents. Similarly, 56 percent of Democrats called the court a “fundamentally racist institution,” with only 14 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of independents saying the same thing.
Overall, just 37 percent of respondents agreed with the idea of abolishing the court. Only 41 percent agreed with the assertion that the court is “sexist,” and 34 percent agreed that it is “racist.”
Reacting to the findings of the poll, the Heartland Institute’s Editorial Director Justin Haskins released a statement declaring the poll to be proof that Democrats “are utterly delusional about public policy and completely out of step with the vision most Americans have of their country.”
“Not only do most Democrats now have radical opinions about alleged racism and sexism at the Supreme Court,” Haskins continued, “but they also want to substantially pack the court and even abolish it in its existing form – reforms opposed by the vast majority of other demographics.”
Haskins expressed even greater concern at the response by younger voters, saying that their support for such radical ideas was the result of “more than a half-century of liberals running America’s K-12 schools and colleges.”
“The United States as we know it will not survive the next century if half of its population believes the Supreme Court is a racist, sexist institution that ought to be completely dismantled,” Haskins warned.
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Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.
Photo “U.S. Supreme Court” by Elvert Barnes. CC BY-SA 2.0.