Civil Beat Poll: Hawaii Voters Support Limiting Political Donations01/05/2012
Hawaii voters would support limiting the influence of wealthy donors and well-funded special interests on congressional elections, according to The Civil Beat Poll.
Across the nation, the Citizens United Supreme Court decision has unleashed unlimited spending on political campaigns by large corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals.
That new reality is not sitting well with Hawaii voters, Civil Beat found.
Two-thirds of Hawaii voters say they would support a constitutional amendment to limit political donations. The question was part of an automated telephone survey of 1,269 Hawaii registered voters conducted by Civil Beat on Dec. 4 and 5. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percent.