Everyone Hates the Citizens United Decision

We have finally discovered the political issue that unites the vast majority of the American people: It turns out that basically everyone hates the Supreme Court’s decision last month to allow corporations to pour unlimited amounts of money into electoral ads.

A new Washington Post and ABC News poll finds that 80 percent of the public opposed the decision, with “relatively little difference of opinion” between Democrats (85 percent opposed), Republicans (76 percent) and independents (81 percent). Via the League of Conservation Voters, here’s the results in graph form:

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  • Kate Sheppard was a staff reporter in Mother Jones' Washington bureau from 2009 to 2013. She is now a senior reporter and the energy and environment editor at The Huffington Post. She can be reached by email at kate (dot) sheppard (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and you can follow her on Twitter @kate_sheppard.