Which of the Following May Explain Why Public Opinion Polling

Question 12
Multiple Choice

Which of the following may explain why public opinion polling found that 70% of the public are more distrustful of their judges than they have been in the past? A) States are increasingly moving to political judicial selection methods, rather than merit-based selection. B) Judges are increasingly recusing themselves from cases where they have personal, political, or financial connections to the parties involved in the case. C) Several states have passed laws eliminating political fundraising by judicial candidates. D) Special interest groups have dramatically increased their funding of judicial elections, often while pressuring candidates to openly share their political views.