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New Poll: Americans Disapprove of Corporate Money in Politics

October 25, 2012
An overwhelming majority of Americans think there is too much corporate money in politics, according to a new poll out today. 

Nine in 10 agree there is too much corporate money in politics while half of respondents strongly agree, the Corporate Reform Coalition poll shows. 

The survey also found 81 percent think companies should only spend money on political campaigns if they disclose spending immediately. Nearly three-quarters of Americans support requiring companies to publicly disclose contributions to groups that put money into politics. 

"Since Citizens United, nearly every poll that has asked about money in politics has shown that Americans are fed up with the amount of influence that money can buy," said People for the American Way's Margery F. Baker.

So far this cycle, outside spending in elections is nearing $1 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Of the $951 billion in outside spending, $293 million comes from unions, corporations, individuals and other groups. Political parties and super PACs account for the rest, according to the center's data.

Bannon Communications Research surveyed 804 Americans who are 18 and over from Oct. 8-10. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.8. 

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