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)