Breaking respondents down by party suggests that those results are driven by ideology. Although Thomas was the least favorite overall, 21 percent of Republicans picked him as their favorite, making him the top GOP choice. A quarter of Republicans also said Ginsburg was their least favorite -- more than double the next most unpopular justice among Republicans, Justice Elena Kagan.
Likewise, Ginsburg's popularity increased when measured among Democrats. Thirty-one percent of Democrats picked her as their favorite, compared to 19 percent who picked her overall. Nearly as many Democrats (28 percent) said Thomas was their least favorite.
Public Policy Polling surveyed 1,129 voters nationally by phone or internet between June 11th and 14th.