Poll: Americans Split on Corporations Halting Donations to Electoral Vote Dissenters (Dreamstime)
By Brian Trusdell | Friday, 15 January 2021 08:23 PM
Americans appear to be split on whether corporations should stop making political contributions to members of Congress who objected to certifying the Electoral College results, a new poll suggested.
Forty-four percent looked very or somewhat favorably to the idea while 41% viewed somewhat or very unfavorably, according to an Ispos poll conducted for the Chicago-based self-described progressive public relations firm Golin.
The poll was conducted Jan. 12-13 from a ''randomly drawn'' panel, Ipsos said, based on ''fixed sample targets.'' It does not have a margin of error, but a ''credibility interval'' of 2.5 percentage points.
Several companies, such as Disney, have publicly declared they will not contribute to the political campaigns of members of Congress, all Republicans, who objected to the certification of electors on Jan. 6.
Six Republican senators and 137 members of the House raised objections to the certification of the electors in several states, arguing fraud and other anomalies.
Corporations such as Disney, JPMorgan Chase, Coca-Cola and Walmart suggested that the Republicans’ objections contributed to the disturbances at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.