Americans seem to realize the biggest issue facing our democracy is the unmitigated influence of money in our government. This new poll shows American's clearly want to clean up the influence of money in government over just shrinking government.
found that 57 percent of voters - and two-thirds of independents - say reducing the influence of money in politics is one of the most important factors in deciding which candidate to vote for. Majorities of seniors, white non-college-educated voters and other key demographics said the same thing, according to the report.
"There is a significant opening for candidates to claim the mantle of money in politics reform and plenty of voters are willing to make it a ballot box issue," the report says.
The poll also found that voters don't trust either party to clean up money in politics, so, "for the most part, there is a big opening for both parties to claim this issue in a serious way."
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