Voters want more say in elections and less influence from the news media, special interest groups, and the wealthy, a new survey reveals.
The Rasmussen Reports survey, released Tuesday, found that although 61 percent of likely voters believe that their vote matters, about the same number—62 percent—believe they don’t have enough say in choosing their political leaders.
Who does have a say? According to the survey, 66 percent agree the news media has too much power and influence over elections. Eighty percent say special interest groups have too much power and influence, and 76 percent say the wealthiest individuals and companies do.
“Republicans show slightly less concern about the influence of wealthy individuals and special interests on elections compared to Democrats and voters not affiliated with either party,” Rasmussen Reports notes.