Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hey, Glenn, are you listening?

Not to belabor the point although I suppose I am, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll says that an overwhelming majority of Americans, a majority that cuts across party and ideological lines, opposes the Citizens United decision.
Eight in 10 poll respondents say they oppose the high court's Jan. 21 decision to allow unfettered corporate political spending, with 65 percent "strongly" opposed. Nearly as many backed congressional action to curb the ruling, with 72 percent in favor of reinstating limits.

The poll reveals relatively little difference of opinion on the issue among Democrats (85 percent opposed to the ruling), Republicans (76 percent) and independents (81 percent). ...

[T]he poll shows remarkably strong agreement about the ruling across all demographic groups, and big majorities of those with household incomes above and below $50,000 alike oppose the decision. Age, race and education levels also appeared to have little relative bearing on the answers.
In short, pretty much everybody hates it - and with good cause. So I have to ask again of Glenn Greenwald: Just where is this public that you claimed "overwhelmingly agrees with the Court's ruling?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

yeah ol' GG has been pretty quiet about this as of late. he kind of stepped on it with his narrow, short - sighted backing of the decision.

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