by Mike Masnick
Mon, Dec 19th 2011 10:48am
Via Darrell Issa's Twitter feed we learn of a poll asking for people's opinion of SOPA. The results are pretty striking, in that the opposition is pretty universal, across pretty much every measure:
Now, to be clear: this is an online (or, rather, on phone) survey, and there are certainly questions you can raise about whether it's a representative sample of Americans. However, we've yet to see any real indication that the American populace is happy about this bill. Every single effort to get American people to speak out in favor of this bill has failed. Hollywood is spending a ton on advertising in favor of these bills, and yet it doesn't seem to be having any effect at all. Instead, tons of people are coming out of the woodwork against these bills. And the momentum keeps growing. Congress may keep trying to rush these bills through, but at some point they have to realize their constituents are not at all happy.
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