Polls

80 Percent Oppose Campaign-Finance Case

Looks like the Supreme Court is about as popular as the other two branches of government: A Washington Post-ABC News Poll found that 80 percent of respondents oppose the court’s recent ruling allowing corporations and unions to spend freely on political campaigns. Opposition was bipartisan, with 85 percent of Democrats opposing and 76 percent of Republicans. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is in charge of the Senate’s efforts to create legislation to limit the court’s decision. "We hope we can get strong and quick bipartisan support for our legislation, which passes constitutional muster but will still effectively limit the influence of special interests,” he said on Wednesday.