As SCOTUS weighs allowing robocalls to cell phones, 88% percent of Americans oppose the idea

'The case is before the Supreme Court, but the decision has already been made in the court of public opinion. In these polarized times, it’s nice to find such a unifying issue!'

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May 15, 2020 - 1:35pm

As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs allowing robocalls to cell phones, 88% percent of Americans oppose the idea, according to  a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

"No surprise here," Rasmussen said of the poll results. "Eighty-eight percent (88%) of voters oppose changing the law so that robocallers are allowed to call cell phones. Just 7% think that would be the right thing to do. The case is before the Supreme Court, but the decision has already been made in the court of public opinion. In these polarized times, it’s nice to find such a unifying issue!"

The high court this term is reviewing whether automated calls to cellphones are constitutionally protected. Specifically, the court will decide on Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, Inc. The case will answer whether political consultants are able to overturn a ban on robocalls to cell phones.

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Just the News Poll, Should robocalls be allowed to call cellphones?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen

Just the News Daily Poll respondents were asked “Automated phone calls--sometimes known as robocalls-- are currently banned from calling cell phones. Should that law be changed so that robocallers are allowed to call cell phones?" They replied as below:

  • 7% Yes
  • 88% No
  • 5% Not Sure

The national survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted May 7-9, 2020 by Rasmussen, a polling veteran. Margin of sampling error: +/- 2.8% for full sample. 

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