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

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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. 

“The issue of election reform can help members speak to changing Washington and the big moneyed interests that benefit from the status quo – and in turn help them distinguish themselves from the overall institution in Washington,” the polling memo states.

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