This poll gave Americans a detailed case for and against the FCC’s net neutrality plan.

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On the eve of a pivotal vote that would deregulate the broadband industry, a fresh survey from the University of Maryland shows that large majorities of Americans — including 3 out of 4 Republicans — oppose the government's plan to repeal its network neutrality rules for Internet providers. The results paint the picture of an electorate that is largely at odds with the GOP-led Federal Communications Commission. The survey by the university's Program for Public Consultation and Voice of the People, a nonpartisan polling organization, concluded that 83 percent of Americans do not approve of the FCC proposal. Just 16 percent said they approved.  Americans in the survey were far less likely to find the FCC's arguments for repeal persuasive, and far more likely to agree with arguments for keeping the regulations. While 48 percent said they found the government's case convincing, 75 percent said they found the contrasting arguments of consumer groups and tech companies convincing. About one in five Republicans said they were in favor of the FCC's proposal.


This poll gave Americans a detailed case for and against the FCC’s net neutrality plan.