76% of both Republicans and Democrats believe groups not affiliated with a candidate that spend money during political campaigns should be require to publicly disclose their contributions.
–New York Times Poll (June 2015)
Polled voters say they would be more likely to vote for candidates that favor the People’s Pledge by a more then five-to-one margin. Support is strong across party lines, with Independents being more likely to vote for a candidate who supports the People’s Pledge by a factor of 5 to 1, Republicans by nearly 4 to 1, and Democrats 8 to 1.
– Lake Research Partners Poll (August 2014)
83% of Americans (85% of Democrats, 81% of Republicans, 78% of Independents) want limits on campaign contributions from corporations.
7 in 10 Americans say Super PACs should be illegal, including six in 10 Republicans.
– ABC News/Washington Post poll (March 2012)
90% of Americans believe that corporate money holds excessive influence in politics.
– Bannon Communications poll (November 2012)
Across political and demographic spectrums, voters are angered by the influence of big money. In the 49 most vulnerable Republican seats, 2/3 of voters support “a plan to overhaul campaign spending by getting rid of big donations to political candidates.”
66% of small business owners view the Citizens United ruling as bad for the ability of small businesses to compete. Only 9% say it is good for small business.
– American Sustainable Business Council-Main Street Alliance-Small Business Majority poll (Dec 2011-Jan 2012)