Hillary Clinton describes campaign finance reform as one of her campaign’s “four fights." But about half of all respondents in a new Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos poll — and nearly four in 10 Democrats — say Clinton’s campaign is too reliant on super PACs and big money.
Clinton is having a difficult time convincing prospective voters that she’s not part of the system, and therefore, not part of the problem, Ipsos pollster Chris Jackson explained. “Clinton’s lack of traction of on campaign finance reform illustrates that Americans increasingly do not buy campaign promises,” he said.
Some results from the poll:
Thinking about the people currently running for president, do you think Hillary Clinton relies on financial support from super PACs and big money too much, too little or the right amount?
|Don't know/No response||27.3%||23.7%||19.6%||26.2%|
If elected president, which of the following would do the most to reform the campaign finance system and make it less reliant on big money?
|None of these||12.7%||8.3%||12.1%||17.3%|
Methodology: These findings come from a Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos poll conducted Feb. 26 to March 1. For the survey, a sample of 2,012 adults age 18+ from the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample for this study was randomly drawn from Ipsos’ online panel, partner online panel sources and “river” sampling. Post-hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, region, race/ethnicity and income based on U.S. Census data. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points for all respondents.
See the full results from Ipsos Public Affairs here.