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Bigger Problem in Politics? 48% Say Media Bias, 44% Campaign Cash

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Voters overwhelmingly believe wealthy donors and special interest groups pull the strings in Washington, but nearly half still think media bias is a bigger problem in politics today.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the wealthiest individuals and companies have too much influence over government decisions. Just four percent (4%) say wealthy individuals and companies have too little influence in Washington, while 15% say their level of influence is about right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on May 21-22, 2014 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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