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Questions - Campaign Contributions - January 18-19, 2012

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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted January 18-19, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports


1* 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 opponents?

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 government officials?

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 business?

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