As the U.S. Supreme Court considers how to rule on two same-sex marriage cases, its favorability rating is at a near historic low – though it is sky-high compared with Congress. A Pew Research Center poll found that 52 percent of Americans view the court favorably, while 31 percent view it unfavorably. Overall, 40 percent of the public considers the court’s ideology to be “middle of the road,” while 24 percent says it is liberal and 22 percent says it is conservative. However, 45 percent of conservative Republicans think the court is liberal, while 48 percent of liberal Democrats think it is conservative – showing how bias often is in the eye of the beholder.
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