47% Favor Laws to Create Political Balance on TV — Do You?

So we asked this question a while back when we were talking about the Fairness Doctrine — should the government mandate political balance on TV and radio? Now Rasmussen has polled on it, and it turns out nearly half — 47 percent — think this is a great idea.


It seems that thought doesn't extend to the Internet. The survey found that 57 percent said the government should not require websites and blogs to present opposing viewpoints (though 31 percent said the net should keep it fair and balanced.) The pretty even split seems to mirror so many aspects of the US political landscape — and there's a whole landscape of opinions about it out there from folks who think the Fairness Doctrine could "correct" any pro-Obama media bias, to Christian stations who are nervous that a return of the 1949 FCC policy could dampen their ability to preach the Gospel.

Where do you fall on the spectrum? Are you anti-Fairness Doctrine, would you like to see it cover all media, or leave the web alone?

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