By a 60% to 27% margin, voters reject the notion that corporations and unions should be able to buy advertising to “influence elections.” However, by a 53% to 37% margin, voters believe corporations and unions should be able to buy advertising expressing their views on national issues.

Most significantly, 65% believe that corporations and unions should be able to buy advertising that tells people how politicians voted on important national issues. Just 22% disagree with this assessment. . Such ads were prohibited by the McCain-Feingold legislation and those restrictions were overturned by the Court ruling. Corporations and unions will still be prohibited from contributing directly to campaigns.