A new poll released on July 31 by Every Voice and Democracy Corp, shows Americans are engaging in a debate on the role of money in politics and they are ready to challenge the status quo. Every Voice commisioned Democracy Corps to conduct the survey in the 12 most competivie Senate battleground states. Their results reveal a general distrust of Super PACs and big money in elections, with 65% of respondents reporting they believe spending in politics is worse this year than those in the past. Both Democrat and Republican voters believe the $77 million spent this year by outside groups in Senate races around the country is “wrong” and leads officials to represent their wealthy donors, not ordinary Americans.

The takeaway? Voters recognize a problem with money in politics and they are ready for a solution.

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The American people are ready for a debate on big solutions to the problem of money in politics and they want their elected officials to take action.