Monday, February 22, 2010

Left and right agree: Citizens United decision is bad for democracy

Last week's ABC News/Washington Post poll revealed bi-partisan disapproval of the Citizens United decision.

According to the Post, 65% of respondents said they were "strongly opposed" to the ruling, with 72% saying they supported congressional action to reinstate the campaign fundraising limits the Supreme Court's decision removed. Eighty-five percent of Democrats, 76% of Republicans, and 81% of unenrolled voters were opposed to the ruling. Disapproval cut across other demographics as well, including race, age, education, and even income level, with majorities of earners at both ends of the spectrum giving the court a thumbs-down.

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