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Re: ‘Waiting on Some Polling Data’

By on 10.31.05 | 2:41PM

Here's some: CBS asks, "When the Supreme Court decides an important constitutional case, should it only consider the legal issues, or should it also consider what the majority of the public thinks about that subject?"

September, 1987: Legal issues only- 32%; Public opinion, too- 60%
July/August, 2005: Legal issues only- 49%; Public opinion, too- 42%

The old borking playbook just isn't going to work like it used to.

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