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After the most liberal Supreme Court term in more than 45 years, Republican support for America's judicial branch is at a historic low.

According to a new Gallup poll, just 18 percent of Republicans approve of the Supreme Court, the lowest numbers in the 15-year history of poll.

Republicans' approval of the Court is down 17 percentage points from last September and down a total of 33 points since last summer when they ruled in favor of religious freedom in the Hobby Lobby case.

The dip in approval from Republicans is balanced out by a significant uptick in support from Democrats. According to Gallup, their approval raised 29 percentage points since last year, jumping up to 76 percent.

Thanks to the extreme partisanship that dictates the Supreme Court's approval, its' overall approval has barely shifted over the past year. In fact, despite the historic dip in support from the GOP, Supreme Court approval among all Americans is up five points since last fall, from 44 percent to 49 percent.

But it's easy to see why Republicans and Democrats have seemingly switched places when it comes to liking the high court.

This year's poll comes on the heels of the two biggest progressive rulings issued in late June. One legalized same-sex marriage nationwide and the other upheld the Obama administration's subsidies for health insurance under Obamacare.

The court issued liberal decisions in 56 percent of cases this term, according to the Supreme Court Database.

A New York Times analysis found that meant more decisions skewed liberal in the 2015 term than in any other Supreme Court term since 1969.