Questions - Campaign Contributions - January 18-19, 2012
National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted January 18-19, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
Members of Congress often meet with regulators and other government officials
to discuss government actions that can help or hurt people in the congressman’s
district. In these meetings, do members of Congress attempt to achieve a fair
result? Or, do they try to help their friends and hurt their political
2* Should members of Congress be prohibited from meeting with
regulators and government officials to discuss actions that could help or hurt
people in the congressman’s district?
3* Should members of Congress be
required to publicly disclose all meetings and contacts with regulators and
4* Some people say that we need
new campaign finance laws. Others say that we simply need to enforce the laws
we already have. What do you think?
5* Should it be against the law for members of Congress to
receive any campaign contributions?
6* Do most
contributors to Congressional campaigns get more than their money back in terms
of favors and special interest legislation?
7* Do most business leaders contribute to political
campaigns primarily because the government can do so much to help or hurt their
8* How big a
contribution does it take to influence a Congressman or governor?
9* Generally speaking, do you
favor or oppose public financing of presidential campaigns?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95%
level of confidence