Center for Public Integrity/Ipsos poll: Campaign finance

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.

All Americans Democrat Republican Independent
Strongly agree 21% 22% 23% 19%
Somewhat agree 43% 43% 47% 38%
Somewhat disagree 26% 23% 26% 34%
Strongly disagree 9% 12% 5% 8%

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Political donations have little impact on the positions of political candidates.

All Americans Democrat Republican Independent
Strongly agree 10% 13% 8% 7%
Somewhat agree 18% 18% 18% 14%
Somewhat disagree 35% 32% 40% 37%
Strongly disagree 36% 36% 33% 42%

Which of the following is closer to your opinion?

All Americans Democrat Republican Independent
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