Following the 2016 presidential election, Americans have deep concerns about how money affects political campaigns, a new Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos poll indicates:
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: If there were no limits on how much money a candidate could receive, there would be no reason to give to super PACs.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Political donations have little impact on the positions of political candidates.
Which of the following is closer to your opinion?
|There should be no limits on candidate or political party fundraising but limits on independent organizations||40%||42%||42%||36%|
|There should be limits on candidate and party fundraising but no limits on independent organizations.||60%||58%||58%||64%|
Method: These findings come from a Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos poll conducted Dec. 5-6, 2016. For the survey, a sample of roughly 1,008 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. Full methodology