One would think the battle to lead the commonwealth’s largest city would enrapture political observers and voters.
Quite the opposite has happened instead. The Philly Mayoral contest has been so lackluster that some are even criticizing the media for calling it “boring”.
There has been one notable aspect of the race, however, that has caught the state’s attention.
The money of course.
Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, the floodgates have opened and hopes for campaign finance laws have been crushed.
Now, some argue that we’ve always had money in the political system and that the influence of Super PACs is overblown. So, on the verge of Election Day we thought it would be best to ask you.
What Do You Think of Super PACs?
- Super PACs are seriously harming our political system (77%)
- The influence of Super PACs is small and the media is blowing this out of proportion (20%)
- I’m not sure (3%)