Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Supreme Court Is Influenced By Politics

A new CBS/New York Times poll released Thursday shows a large majority of Americans believe the nine justices on the Supreme Court allow their political leanings to influence their rulings.

While 44 percent of Americans approve of the way the Court is handling its job, 76 percent of those surveyed said that the justices are swayed by their ideology.  Only 13 percent said their rulings are based purely on legal analysis.  

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