WV voters support reforming Senate rules to protect the freedom to vote and get dark money out of politics
A new poll from Public Policy Polling, commissioned by End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund, shows that Senator Joe Manchin’s bill, the Freedom to Vote Act, is supported by over three-fifths of West Virginia voters, including 50% of Independents and 57% of Republicans. This polling is in line with other polling on the popularity of anti-corruption and voting rights legislation in West Virginia. The poll also found that half of West Virginia voters support reforming Senate rules to protect the freedom to vote and end dark money, including 40% of Republicans.
As the Senate prepares to take up voting rights legislation, End Citizens United // Let America Vote launched $800,000 of new television, digital, and radio ads in West Virginia, thanking Senator Manchin for standing up to dark money special interests by writing the Freedom to Vote Act and encouraging him to do whatever it takes to get this popular bill passed.
Key points from the poll:
After hearing a description of the Freedom to Vote Act, 61% of WV voters support the bill, including 50% of Independents and 57% of Republicans.
Reforming Senate rules to protect the freedom to vote and end dark money’s influence in politics has the support of 50% of West Virginia voters, including 40% of Republican voters.
By a 16-point margin (43%-27%), West Virginia residents say they would be more likely to vote for a Senator who voted for the Freedom to Vote Act than less likely.
West Virginians are concerned about dark money influences hurting our freedom to vote. 75% of WV voters, including 71% of Trump voters, 73% of Republicans, and 64% of Independents thought that getting special interest dark money out of politics would make elections more fair and Congress more effective.