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NEW SC-01 Poll: Cunningham Within Single Digits

Sep 04, 2018

Cunningham is rejecting all PAC money

In the heavily Republican district, Cunningham has closed the gap to seven points

Washington, D.C. — A new poll commissioned by End Citizens United (ECU) and conducted by PPP, shows Joe Cunningham, candidate for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, trailing Katie Arrington by single digits, 42 to 49 percent.

The poll also found that 61 percent of people are more likely to support a candidate who rejects special interest money. Similarly, 65 percent of respondents felt that politicians promote policies that benefit their special interests donors.

“In a district that Trump won by 13 points, Joe Cunningham and his message of reform has put this race into play,” said ECU President Tiffany Muller. “Joe’s decision to forgo all PAC money has drawn a clear contrast between him and Katie Arrington, and it’s earning him the trust of voters. We’ll continue to get the word out about his commitment to reform and we look forward to helping close the gap.”

To see the poll with other key takeaways, click here.

PPP surveyed 628 likely voters from August 30-31. The margin of error is +/- 3.9%.

ECU endorsed Joe Cunningham in October 2017, citing his commitment to reform and curbing the influence of Big Money in elections. Cunningham is running a grassroots campaign, rejecting all PAC and special interest money. He has also released a comprehensive ethics plan to clean up elections and unrig the system in Washington.

End Citizens United is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so it works for all Americans. It is working to elect members of Congress who will fight to overturn Citizens United and pass meaningful reforms. ECU has over four million members, including 5,500 in SC-01. Unlike dark money groups, ECU is entirely transparent and every penny is disclosed with the Federal Election Commission. Unlike Super PACs, ECU adheres to contribution limits and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average contribution of $14.

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