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June, 2013 Siena Poll: Plurality of New Yorkers Want Legislature to Address Corruption

According to a June 17th poll by the Siena Research Institute, a plurality of New Yorkers—44 percent—wanted the state legislature to address corruption as a number one priority before the end of the session, including voters across every region, party and demographic group. When asked specifically whether they support creating a system of public financing […]

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Global Strategy Group/Mercury Public Affairs Poll: 74 Percent of Likely Voters in New York Support Comprehensive Reform Including Matching Small Donations

According to a public opinion poll by the Global Strategy Group and Mercury Public Affairs, commissioned on behalf of the New York Friends of Democracy, overwhelming support exists for campaign finance reform, including small donor matching funds, among New Yorkers of all stripes. Fully 97% of voters say it is important for state leaders to […]

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May, 2013 Siena Poll: 57 Percent of New Yorkers Favor Public Financing

A new research poll by Siena shows that New York residents across the state express strong support for the public financing of elections.  Approximately 57 percent of survey respondents indicated that they support creating a system that would limit the size of political contributions to state candidates and match small donations to public funds. This […]

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March, 2013 Siena Poll: 61 Percent of New Yorkers Support Small Donor Public Matching Funds

A significant majority of New Yorkers favor citizen-funded elections, according to a new Siena College poll. In response to the question “Do you support or oppose creating a system of public campaign financing in New York that would limit the size of political contributions to candidates and use state money to match smaller contributions made […]

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Poll: Small Businesses Hold Negative View of Money in Politics

Small Businesses Reject Role of Money in Politics; View Citizens United Decision as Bad for Business On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in elections. According to opinion polling released by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street […]

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Siena 2013 Poll: 59 Percent of New Yorkers Support Public Financing

The first poll of 2013 conducted by the Siena Research Institute shows overwhelming support for public financing and donor disclosure. When asked if they support “creating a system of public campaign financing in New York that would limit the size of political contributions to candidates and use state money to match smaller contributions made to […]

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Citizens United Behind Common Sense Reforms

Citizens Actually United: The Bi-Partisan Opposition to Corporate Political Spending And Support for Common Sense Reform According to a study by Liz Kennedy at Demos, Americans of all political backgrounds agree that there is way too much money in politics. The survey explored Americans’ attitudes toward corporate political spending and found that they believe that […]

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Greenburg Poll: Super-majority of American Voters Oppose Big or Secret Political Contributions

New Poll: 64 Percent of Voters Think Big Donors and Secret Money Undermine Democracy The American people are tired of our broken campaign finance system, believe it’s corrupting our democracy, and want elected officials to take action, according to new polling released today by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps and Public Campaign Action Fund. […]

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Survey Finds 64% of Voters Support Fair Elections

Survey finds broad, bipartisan support for legislation to reduce the role of big money in Congressional races A recent Lake Research Partners survey conducted during Election Week (Sunday to Tuesday) among 1,200 general election voters shows broad, bipartisan support for proposed legislation to reduce the role of big money in U.S. Senate and House races. This […]

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Business Leaders Support NY Fair Elections

By Kelly Williams New York State’s business leaders have weighed in: they are deeply concerned about the role of big money in the state’s politics and would support comprehensive reforms. The Committee for Economic Development (CED), together with the Brennan Center for Justice, today announced the results of a new Zogby Analytics poll of 300 […]

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