Poll: GOP voters support net neutrality rules, oppose AT&T-Time Warner merger

Poll: GOP voters support net neutrality rules, oppose AT&T-Time Warner merger
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A new poll of Republican voters shows that a majority of President Trump's supporters are in favor of net neutrality rules and also oppose the pending AT&T-Time Warner merger.

The survey from trade group Incompas and IMGE, a GOP polling firm, shows that 75 percent of Trump voters and 72 percent of GOP voters say that internet service providers should be “prohibited from slowing or blocking websites or video services like Netflix.”

However, when asked specifically if they support net neutrality, just 48 percent of Trump voters and 51 percent of Republicans said they do.

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And 60 percent of the president’s supporters said they agree with his campaign pledge to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger. That figure drops to 57 percent among all Republicans and to 42 percent among voters overall.

Despite the president expressing opposition on the campaign trail, it appears that the $85 billion deal will be approved.

Incompas, which represents major tech companies and small telecom firms, has been a major advocate of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which are currently in the process of being repealed.

The poll surveyed 1,502 registered voters between June 26-29 and has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.