A record number of Americans are opposed to overturning the landmark Supreme Court ruling that recognized abortion as a woman's constitutional right, a new poll found.
The Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey released Monday showed 71 percent of voters believe Roe v. Wade should not be overturned, while only 23 percent want the 1973 ruling reversed.
Supporters of the ruling include 88 percent of Democrats, 76 percent of Independents, and 52 percent of Republicans.
The support is at its highest-ever level — and the number of those who want Roe overturned is at its lowest level, CNBC reported.
A Gallup poll in 1989 showed 58 percent of voters supported the ruling, while 31 percent wanted it overturned, CNBC reported.
According to the poll, President Donald Trump's high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has support from 32 percent of voters, compared with 26 percent opposed. Another 41 percent said they do not have enough information yet.
If confirmed by the Senate, Kavanaugh will succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was the pivotal vote in a 1992 decision that upheld Roe, CNBC noted.
The Supreme Court also has reached its most positive public image since the poll began measuring its popularity in 1992, the pollster found.
Half of voters have a positive view of the court, compared with just 17 percent who do not. In July 2015, 39 percent had a positive view of the court, while 32 percent had a negative one.
The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
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