POLL: Voters Hate Super PACs, Want More Campaign Finance Disclosure

A new poll of 2012 voters by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner for Democracy Corps and Public Campaign Action Fund shows huge national concern with the growing role of money in politics and the lack of disclosure thereof. Fully 61 percent of voters (60 percent of Romney voters and 62 percent of Obama voters) oppose the current level of money in politics. Just 18 percent of voters share Mitt Romney’s and Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) view that there should be no limits on campaign contribution or spending. In addition to showing about two-thirds of voters support some sort of public financing system with matching funds for Congressional candidates, a stunning 85 percent said they support requiring disclosure of who funds secret outside advertisements. The Republican minority in the Senate filibustered to death a bill to do exactly that in 2010 and again in July.