New York Times/CBS Poll: Americans Want Disclosure and Limits on Campaign Spending

Written by admin on October 30th, 2010

The latest NY Times/CBS polling shows bipartisan support for full disclosure and limits on campaign spending.

However as interviewee Prof. Larry Sabato clearly indicates in The Best Government Money Can Buy?, the people with the power to change the system are the ones who benefit most from the current system!

Larry Sabato clip

NY Times/CBS

The latest New York Times/CBS News poll found that nearly 8 in 10 Americans say it is important (including 6 in 10 who say “very important”) to limit the amount of money campaigns can spend. While majorities of each party’s registered voters agree that limits are important, Democrats (68 percent) and independents (59 percent) are more likely than Republicans (52 percent) to say it is “very” important.

Americans are even more supportive of full disclosure by campaigns with 92 percent saying it is important for campaigns to be required by law to disclose how much money they have raised, where the money came from and how it was used. There was little difference in the opinions of each party’s voters on this question.

 

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