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Americans Are Ready for a Solution to the Problem of Money in Politics

In an intensely anti-Washington mood, voters in top battleground states are tired of our big money campaign finance system and they will reward politicians who show leadership on solutions that empower everyday people in our politics, according to new polling released today by Democracy Corps and Every Voice.


Poll: Americans are fed up with money in politics

Three in four voters believe “wealthy Americans have a better chance than others of influencing the election process,” according to polling released this week by CBS News. In addition, 76 percent believe outside group spending should be limited, and 71 percent want to maintain contribution limites to candidates. The former has been ruled unconstitutional in Citizens United v. FEC. The latter is likely to be challenged by conservative lawyers in the future.


Poll: Support for reform a bipartisan issue

Likely voters across the political spectrum want "major changes" to the way our elections are financed and support a robust policy of small donations and public matching funds to do it, according to polling conducted by Lake Research Partners on behalf of Public Campaign Action Fund.

It's good policy and good politics. According to the memo, "The issue of election reform can help members speak to changing Washington and the big moneyed interests that benefit from the status quo."


Poll: Voters Want Major Changes, Support Efforts to Empower Small Donors

Voters are angry with the status quo in Washington and want politicians to make “major changes” to the way our elections are financed, according to new polling from Lake Research Partners that was commissioned by Public Campaign Action Fund.

Two-thirds of likely voters support a proposal to fund campaign with small contributions and limited public funds, with majority support across Republicans, Democrats, and Independents.

The policy, a way to raise up the voices of everyday people in the political process, is also good politics, according to the survey. 

NEW BATTLEGROUND POLL: Money-in-Politics One Issue That Transcends Partisan Divide

New polling released yesterday by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (for Democracy Corps) and Public Campaign Action Fund shows that concern over the influence of money-in-politics is one of the few areas with the power to breakthrough the otherwise divisive national conversation in top battleground districts.

New Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Support Fair Elections Reform

New York voters strongly support legislative efforts to reduce corruption and raise the voices of everyday people in the political process, according to new polling released today by New York Friends of Democracy and the Fair Elections for New York campaign.

New Poll: Voters Will Hold Candidates Accountable for Working For Donors

Voters in battleground congressional districts are intensely concerned about the corruption of our democratic system by big donations and during this partisan season, money-in-politics is one issue that crosses party lines, according to new polling conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and released today by Democracy Corps and Public Campaign Action Fund.

You can download the full polling memo.

New Polling: Money in Politics is a Ballot Box Issue

Swing voters are ready to strongly reward candidates that make money in politics a campaign issue and support alternatives to our current big money system, according to new polling released today by Democracy Corps, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, and Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF).


NEW POLLING: Maine Voters Overwhelmingly Want to Keep Clean Elections Program

In a poll released today by Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, more than eight in 10 Mainers say it is important to keep Clean Elections on the books in the state.

Arizona Clean Elections Repeal Measure Heads to 2012 Ballot, Fight Just Beginning

Last night, the Arizona state legislature voted to send to the ballot a measure that would repeal the popular and successful Clean Elections law, which voters passed at the ballot in 1998. Opponents of the law, backed by wealthy special interests determined to return to calling the shots in the state Capitol, were finally able to pass a repeal measure after years of trying.