Fifty-five percent of likely voters, including about a third of Republicans, said PBS was a worthy cause for taxpayers' dollars, while 35 percent said the government couldn't afford to subsidize public television.
The poll surveyed 800 likely voters by phone between Oct. 5 and Oct. 7, with a 3 percent margin of error.
In a statement released after the debate, PBS said it was disappointed that it had become a "political target," and noted another study showing broad voter support:
A national survey by the bipartisan research firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint in 2011 found that over two-thirds of American voters (69%) oppose proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with Americans across the political spectrum against such a cut.
Wingnuts are probably stockpiling guns & ammo leading up to the election, I wonder how many people around the world are panic buying box sets of Sesame St. DVDs & books now, just in case - Kolob forbid - Romuloid "wins" the election.