Only 1 in 5 Republicans Want the FCC to Gut Net Neutrality Rules
The survey, conducted by the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC) and Voice of the People, a nonpartisan polling organization, found that only one in five Republican voters support FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal Obama-era rules net neutrality rules. It also found that three out of four Republicans oppose the Pai’s plan. Overall, 83 percent of Americans do not approve of his proposal.
The survey underscores what net neutrality advocates have been saying for months, that outside of Washington, DC, this is not a partisan issue, and that repealing the rules will carry a political cost for the GOP.
In a statement obtained by the Washington Post, the Federal Communications Commission attacked the survey, calling it “biased.” Hilariously, the Republican-led commission instead pointed to a 2-year-old study that was conducted by telephone and involved 277 fewer respondents.