Poll Shows Public Concerns over Outside-Group Advertising

From First Read, NBC News (http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com):


From a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll (WSJ article at http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/WSJ-NBCpoll101910b.pdf; full questions/results at http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/WSJ-NBCpoll101910b.pdf):


Concerns about outside groups: So how has the White House/Democratic campaign against the GOP-leaning outside groups that have been spending so much on TV ads this midterm cycle fared? Per our poll, 74% say it’s a concern that outside groups have their own agenda and care only about electing or defeating candidates based on their own issues; 72% say it’s a concern that these groups don’t have to disclose who’s contributing to them; 71% say it’s a concern that the candidates who are helped by these groups could be beholden to their interests; and 68% say they’re concerned these groups are funded by unions or large corporations. Despite these concerns, our pollsters say that the White House/Dem campaign against these outside groups hasn’t changed the overall dynamics of this election.

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