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Reader Poll: Financial Reports Affect Voter’s Perceptions of a Race

Money-bagApparently, money does matter.

At least that’s the views of our readers. In the wake of the recent FEC quarterly fundraising reports, we decided to ask readers whether cash totals change their view about an election contest.

According to our readers, fundraising reports do affect their perceptions of a race.

191 responded that financial totals are a good indication of how the campaigns are doing. Meanwhile, 131 feel money has nothing to do with the quality of the candidates.

The full results are included below:

Do financial reports affect your perception of a race?

  • Yes, they are a good indicator of where the campaign currently stands (59%)
  • No, they have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the candidates (41%)

Total Voters: 322

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2 Responses

  1. when a challenger like erin mcclelland owes $58,000 to her campaign consultants and is $12,000 in debt that definitely looks bad…..

  2. The question was really about two different things: the state of the campaign and the quality of the candidate – one often has little to do with the other.

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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