Most Americans, no matter what their political party, believe there is too much money in politics and reject the idea that people should be allowed to spend what they want, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.
Seventy-five percent of Americans feel there is too much money in politics, and only 25 percent feel there is an intrinsic right to unfettered election spending, an argument commonly used by opponents of controls on campaign finance.
Almost the same proportion - 76 percent - feel that the amount of money in elections has given rich people more influence than other Americans, the online survey found.
Photo credit: A Barack Obama supporter holds a fake bill with Obama’s face at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, October 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young
This isn’t surprising at all to us, of course, and it mirrors polling we released earlier this month.