A new Pew research study shows that the partisan divide, and recent fights such as the Neil Gorsuch nomination for the Supreme Court, has drawn Americans almost perfectly in repose concerning one crucial issue.
According to the poll, 46% of Americans believe the Supreme Court should make rulings based on what Consitutional law “meant as it was originally written.” The same % of American citizens say the Constitution should be read based on what it “means in current times.”
The division has not changed much at all historically. Republicans take an originalist approach, while Democrats and far-left liberals take the modern one.
The survey found that 74% of Republicans believe that the high court should interpret the Constitution in a literal sense, but only 23% of Democrats.