A new Rasmussen poll released Friday found a significant increase in the number of Americans who think states should be able to refuse to follow federal court rulings.
The poll surveyed 1,000 likely U.S. voters in the wake of a spate of recent, controversial Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare subsidies and gay marriage. The poll found a nine-point increase in the number of Americans who believe states should be able to disobey federal court rulings if their elected officials disagree with them.
Thirty-three percent of likely U.S. voters think states should be able to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials disagree with them, up nine points from 24 percent last February.
The number who disagree on this issue went down six points from the previous sampling to 52 percent.
A significant 15 percent remain undecided.
The poll found that support for the ability to ignore the Court grew across all party lines, with 50 percent of Republicans, 22 percent of Democrats and 30 percent of unaffiliated voters agreeing.
Separately, Rasmussen found that negative views of the Supreme Court have reached a nine-year high.