POLL: Most Voters Support Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling
According to a Rasmussen poll, nearly two-thirds of voters support the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action and other policies that use racial favoritism in university admissions.
65% of likely US voters support the court’s ruling in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard case, which includes 49% of voters who strongly approve of the decision. 28% of voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision, which includes 16% who strongly disapprove.
“Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion of the ruling that determined affirmative action programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina violated the 14th Amendment and federal civil rights law.
81% of Republican voters, 52% of Democrat voters, and 64% of independent voters at least somewhat approve of the decision.
Only 21% of voters believe affirmative action programs have been successful. 26% of voters believe affirmative action has been a failure and 45% believe it’s been somewhere in between.
37% of Democrat voters, 13% of Republican voters, and 11% of independent voters believe affirmative action programs have been successful. 35% of Republican voters, 14% of Democrat voters, and 30% of independent voters believe affirmative action has failed. 22% of both black and white voters believe affirmative action programs have been successful, in addition to 18% of other non-black minorities. 25% of white voters, 22% of black voters and 31% of other non-black minority voters believe affirmative action programs have failed. 52% of black voters, 65% of white voters, or 72% of non-black minority voters were in favor of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn university affirmative action programs.
86% of conservative voters are in favor of the affirmative action Supreme Court ruling, in addition to 60% of moderate voters. By contrast, 58% of liberal voters were against the court’s decision.
As far as income earners are concerned, individuals making over $200,000 annually are much more likely to believe affirmative action programs have been successful. Lower income earners tend to believe these programs have not been successful.
Striking down affirmative action is a good first step. The next steps should be for state governments and leaders in DC to start implementing punitive measures against institutions that engage in anti-white practices. These entities must be shown that there’s a major price to pay for being involved in such anti-social behavior.