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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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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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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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Poll: 74 Percent of New Yorkers Support Citizen-funded Elections

A new poll conducted by the Siena Research Institute shows overwhelming support for public financing and lower contribution limits: a full 74 percent of those polled are in favor of public financing of state elections. Furthermore the support is steady across all regions, political ideologies and racial categories. About 70 percent of the respondents identifying […]

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