Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Another idea for Democrats to run on - Publicly financed elections.

Republicans will panic at the idea if it seems likely to be put into effect because they run on money, not ideas. Go see Nathan Newman's discussion here.

This is the set of poll results Newman reports:
  • 82% of voters believe it is likely, as a result of publicly financed elections, that candidates will win on their ideas, not because of the money they raise.
  • 79% said it would allow candidates with good ideas rather than just the rich and powerful to have a shot at winning elections.
  • 77% said that special interests would not receive as many favors, tax breaks and deals from politicians.

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