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The Wall Street Journal: “Influence of Money in Politics a Top Concern for Voters”

Jun 21, 2015

Check out this article in The Wall Street Journal that details new polling that shows growing concerns among voters about the influence of money in politics.

“Influence of Money in Politics a Top Concern for Voters”

By Patrick O’Connor
June 21, 2015

Americans express far more alarm about the influence of money in politics than the fact that another Bush and Clinton are running for the White House, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

Asked to rank their top concerns about the upcoming presidential election, one-third of Americans pointed to the sway that companies and wealthy individuals may have over the outcome, more than for any of five other issues tested.

Democrats were most likely to cite the influence of corporations and wealthy individuals as the top concern, with roughly half of self-described liberals and Democratic primary voters ranking it as their primary anxiety as the 2016 White House race gears up. Only 21% of core Republican voters said it was their top concern.

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