Campaigns and Elections: Banneker Center Survey #214
Economic Justice Survey

Results of September Survey
Campaigns and Elections

Please send in your opinions. This brief survey will only take a few minutes. Thank you!

What should be done about political election campaign spending?

0% said leave it alone, the system works
20% said it should be limited per candidate
40% said it should be banned and government should provide election forums and free advertising
20% said something needs to be done but I am not sure what
20% said other

What is the most effective campaign strategy?

83% said try to convince undecided voters
17% said try to enthuse your supporters
0% said try to undermine your opponent

What would happen if political campaigns were restricted in duration to one month?

60% said we would get better candidates
20% said we would get worse candidates
20% said nothing important would change

When was the last time you felt satisfied that you learned all the important information about the candidates in an election?

40% said that has never happened
40% said that happened within the last five years
20% said that happened 5-10 years ago
0% said that has not happened in more than 10 years

Is money too influential in election campaigns?

0% said no
0% said yes, but no change is called for
100% said yes, and that should be changed

Is television too influential in election campaigns?

17% said no
33% said yes, but no change is called for
50% said yes, and that should be changed

Which one of these factors influences your vote the most?

40% said foreign and military policy
20% said hope
0% said fear
20% said religion
20% said economic issues

If you decided to make it a high priority, how many people do you think you could get to change their votes (in a typical election) to match yours, within 90 days?

17% said zero
17% said one or two
17% said three to five
33% said more than five
0% said more than 25
16% said more than 100

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