National Survey of
1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted August 18-19, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Will most politicians break the rules to help people who give them a lot of money?
2* Is it possible to run for president in today’s world without having ties to any lobbyists and special interest groups?
3* Which is the bigger problem in politics today—big campaign contributions or media bias?
4* Do lobbyists and campaign contributors have too much influence on Mitt Romney’s positions?
5* Do lobbyists and campaign contributors have too much influence on Barack Obama’s positions?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence