President Obama is on the wrong side of voters on campaign donations. Fifty-seven percent of Americans consider campaign donations to be a protected form of free speech. President Obama seems to disagree in spite of the fact his cronies are the biggest recipients.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' broad views about corporate spending in elections generally accord with the Supreme Court's decision Thursday that abolished some decades-old restrictions on corporate political activity. Fifty-seven percent of Americans consider campaign donations to be a protected form of free speech, and 55% say corporate and union donations should be treated the same way under the law as donations from individuals are. At the same time, the majority think it is more important to limit campaign donations than to protect this free-speech right.