Thursday, March 27, 2014

Polling shows we are a progressive nation

The following stats are from Campaign for America's Future, which is launching Populist Majority. Given these facts we need to support and elect representatives that want to enact our will, not that of the plutocrats and oligarchs. Consider supporting the new endeavor here.

Americans know the rules are rigged (69%), and the rich and special interests have too much power in Washington (63%).

Americans want to raise the minimum wage (72%), rebuild our infrastructure (71%) and make the hedge fund managers and corporations pay their fair share (68%).

Americans want to invest in public education (69%) and for Congress to protect programs that provide help for the most vulnerable (86%).

  • 69% favor raising the minimum wage to $10.10.

  • 54% favor raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations to expand programs for the poor.

    USA Today/Pew Research Center

  • 60% believe the economic system in this country unfairly favors the wealthy.

    USA Today/Pew Research Center
  • 69% think the government should act to reduce the gap between the rich and everyone else.

    USA Today/Pew Research Center

  • 97% would support a federal law that imposes tough, new anti-corruption laws for politicians, lobbyists, and Super PACs.

    Represent.Us/MFour Market Research and Tulchin Research
  • 69% think the policies of the Republican party generally favor the rich

    CNN/ORC Poll 

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