63% of poll respondents think politicians playing favorites is worse than special interests' campaign contributions

October 14, 2015

People See Politicians as the Issue not the System: "63% Say Politicians Playing Favorites is Worse than Special Interests' Campaign Contributions." To go along with this overwhelming sentiment: "Today, just 22% of Americans have a favorable view of Congress" Despite all this incumbents still had a reelection rate 95% in the House and 81% in the Senate in 2014.

 

 

Source: Emily Ekins, "Poll: 63 Percent Say Politicians Playing Favorites is Worse than Special Interests' Campaign Contributions," Reason, April 4, 2014, Accessed, Oct. 14, 2015, https://reason.com/blog/20 14/04/04/poll-63-percent-say-politicians-playin2 "Campaign 2016: Modest Interest, High Stakes," Pew Research Center, April 2, 2015, Accessed Oct. 14, 2015, http://www.people-press.org/2015/04/02/campaign-2016-modest-interest-hig... "Reelection Rates Over the Years," Open Secrets, Accessed Oct. 14, 2015, https://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/reelect.php

 

 

 

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