January 3, 2019 / In The News

Post-Election Poll Shows Strong Support for Reform Bill

Eighty-four percent of independents in battleground districts support reform legislation as first action in new Congress

Washington, DC
 –  A post-election poll of voters in national battleground districts, commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQRR), shows widespread support for sweeping reform legislation to crackdown on Washington’s culture of corruption. Click here to see the polling memo.

The poll found that 75 percent of independent voters ranked ending the culture of corruption in Washington as the top priority. Additionally, 84 percent of independents said they want the first bill in the new Congress to be about reforming the system. A clear majority of voters support reform legislation before addressing other issues like healthcare, prescription drug costs, and the economy.

“The 2018 elections were defined by a wave of reformers, who made ending corruption in Washington a central theme in their campaigns,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Democrats in blue, red, and purple districts responded to voters’ frustration with the rigged system, and it sent a powerful message to Washington that reform must be the first order of business. With the expected introduction of HR 1, Democrats are sticking to their campaign promises.”

GQRR surveyed 1,000 2018 general election voters in 42 Congressional battleground districts immediately following the election, November 8-12, 2018. The margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. Click here to see the polling deck.

ECU and its four million members played a central role in helping its endorsed candidates run grassroots-powered campaigns and use the issue of reform to win. ECU organized a letter in October, signed by three-quarters of the incoming class, demanding reform be the first item on the agenda in the new Congress. ECU also led the movement among candidates to forgo corporate PAC money in their campaigns. Fifty members of the 116th Congress are refusing to take corporate PAC money in their campaigns, including 36 new members.

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