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Questions - Lobbyists and Special Interests - August 18-19, 2012

69% Think Most Politicians Break the Rules for Big Contributors
47% Say Media Bias Bigger Problem Than Campaign Contributions, 42% Disagree
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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