Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most popular justice sitting on the Supreme Court, according to a new Fox News poll.
In the survey, which was released on Wednesday, 18 percent of respondents named Ginsburg, 85, as their favorite justice. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was confirmed to the bench just last year after a contentious nomination process, comes in second with 6 percent of the vote. ADVERTISEMENT
Four percent of respondents say, Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Trump‘s other high court pick, is their favorite. Another 4 percent choose Justice Clarence Thomas, and 3 percent went with Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Fox News reports that 38 percent did not have a favorite justice or were unsure. An additional 22 percent could not name a Supreme Court justice.
Ginsburg, who is working from home as she continues to recover from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lung, was the overwhelming favorite among Democrats. Thirty-two percent of Democratic respondents listed her as their favorite justice.
Ginsburg is expected to return to the bench, and the court has announced that there is no evidence of remaining cancer.
Meanwhile, Kavanaugh, whose 2018 nomination became bitterly partisan over decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct, was the clear favorite among Republicans. Fourteen percent of GOP respondents said he was their favorite justice, followed by Thomas with 8 percent.
The poll also found that 35 percent of respondents, a plurality, believe the Supreme Court is the most trustworthy branch of government, a decline from the 45 percent who said so in the same survey two years ago.
Eighteen percent say the executive branch is the most trustworthy, also a decline from 26 percent who said so in 2017. The share of those who trust Congress the most has held steady at 13 percent.
The Fox News poll carried out under the joint direction of Beacon Research, and Shaw & Company Research was conducted Jan. 20-22 among a population of 1,008 randomly chosen registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.