Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Say FCC Hand Off Our Internet (54% Oppose – 21% Approve)


Now they want your Internet …

According to a recent Rasmussen poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans are against federal regulation of the Internet and believe that government regulation would be used for a political agenda. Ya think! The only folks that are for the regulation of the Internet are Liberals. Of course these people want to regulate your hopes and dreams as well. Only 21% want the Internet regulated while 54% appose. So much for free speech.

American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey was conducted shortly after the FCC decided on a party line vote to impose so-called “net neutrality” regulations on the Internet world. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly oppose FCC regulation of the Internet, while Democrats are more evenly divided. Those who use the Internet most are most opposed to FCC regulations.

Liberals want to regulate what you eat, what you earn, what you pass on to heirs, what you think, what you listen to and now your web-surfing habits. … basically they want to regulate you from birth to death. So much for your free speech, Big Brother will be watching. Good point made by Wake Up America, its always the 21% that are against everything and as coincidence would have it, 21% = Liberals.

Let’s see how this issue plays in 2012 with so many against net neutrality.

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  • Comments

    2 Responses to “Overwhelming Majority of American Voters Say FCC Hand Off Our Internet (54% Oppose – 21% Approve)”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on December 29th, 2010 3:43 pm

      The 112th congress should immediately take up this issue with an intent to revoke the communications act of 1996.

      This agency is top heavy in lawyers as are most federal agencies. It is time to eleminate it.

    2. Greg on January 2nd, 2011 1:32 pm

      I’d be surprised if a significant percent of those polled, or of the general public, knows what regulations are being promulgated by the FCC, and what interests are behind opposing them.

      I recall that years after we invaded Iraq, about 70-75% of Americans polled thought there was a connection between Saddam Hussein and Bin Ladens Al-Qaeda. That gross mis-perception was due to saturated media coverage, including what the Bush admin was saying, from those pushing a false notion in an effort to gin up support for the war.

      Once again, the same forces are behind dumping on “regulation” as being just more big government, and therefore bad, without disclosing the actual content of these regulations. Those who are well informed of what protection is being attempted here know there is some good, but also know there could be more good accomplished.

      The FCC, via what has come to be known as net neutrality, is working to stop the Internet service provider giants (ATT, Comcast, Verizon, and others) from treating web content from one site any differently than the content from any other site. This approach provides an even playing field for all web providers to equally get their content to potential viewers. The big players want to control this, and decide what content is more worthy that others.

      That’s the regulation of your free access to information that is being threatened, from corporations, not the government. Don’t be fooled by misinformation campaigns; stay informed.

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