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Does Campaign Cash Really Matter?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When it comes to campaign contributions, most voters think disclosure is more important than restrictions. Most also still believe substance matters more than money when it comes to election outcomes.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe it is more important to disclose the source of all contributions than it is to limit how much money individuals can contribute to campaigns. Thirty-three percent (33%) think it is more important to limit campaign contributions. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 16 and 19, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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