Poll: Support for reform a bipartisan issue

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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."

And while some Republicans have been opposed to reform efforts, their base back home is not--they want their leaders to act. When presented with both sides of the argument, for and against a small donor public financing system, "support among Republican men increases by 4 points after hearing arguments on both sides, support among Republican women increases by 10 points, from 57% to 67%."

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