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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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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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Squeezed: Business Pressured to Fill Campaign Coffers

This study from the Committee for Economic Development hammers home a crucial point lost in the debates over campaign finance and political spending: business leaders are under pressure to contribute. Political donations seem to function almost as a tax on successful businesses — except it goes into campaign spending for politicians, rather than into the […]

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