The Hill's Reid Wilson: Public trust in Supreme Court on the decline

Reid Wilson, a campaign reporter for The Hill, said on Tuesday that the American public's trust in the Supreme Court is declining. 

"The overall trust of the Supreme Court has been trending downwards for decades," Wilson told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 
 
"I think we're going to see that continue as a Supreme Court nominee, no matter who it is, generates instant opposition for the party that does not control the White House," he continued. 
 
Wilson cited Gallup historical data that found Americans' views on the Supreme Court were lower in recent decades than they were before. 
 
Gallup found that only 37 percent of Americans have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the high court. 
 
Wilson also said that Americans can expect to see an increasingly politicized judiciary. 
 
"We're going to see an increasing politicization of the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, and we've seen this over a long period of time," he said. 
 
His comments come as the Senate Judiciary Committee started a contentious multi-day hearing for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. 
 
Democrats are unable to block Kavanaugh's confirmation without help from GOP senators since they are in the minority, and many have planned to grille him on issues such as reproductive health and executive authority.
 

— Julia Manchester