The poll results come amid recent statements by corporations about Georgia’s election law
A majority of American voters think it’s inappropriate for corporations to get involved in political speech, a new joint poll by Hill media company, and polling service HarrisX shows.
Sixty-one percent of voters who took part in the April 16-19 poll said it was inappropriate for corporations to participate in political speeches.
The opposite view was held by 39 percent.
Seventy-four percent of Republicans and 65 percent of independents oppose political speech by corporations, while 55 percent of Democrats think such speech is appropriate.
Companies such as Coca-Cola and Delta have spoken out against Georgia’s recently passed election law, and Major League Baseball said it would move the league’s all-star game from Atlanta in protest of the bill.
“Voters don’t want the companies they buy services or products from to preach or proselytize politically, and would prefer that most companies stay out of politics,” HarrisX CEO and chief pollster Dritan Nesho told Hill. TV.
“That’s why 61 percent of our survey participants said corporate involvement in political speech is inappropriate,” he added.