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October 5th, 2010 12:45 pm
Voter Anger Up, Campaign Contributions Down

In a revealing analysis the researchers at Rasmussen Reports found that although voter anger at the political class is at record highs, campaign contributions from individuals are drying up.  Why would people fed up with the political system not be pouring money into contested races?  Probably because the memory of Republican free-spending is still so fresh in the public’s mind.

The Rasmussen telephone survey found that while most of the respondents thought campaign contributions are important to winning, they think a candidate’s political positions is the ultimate deciding factor.

So there you have it.  For candidates running this year it sounds like voters are expecting ideological purity to trump fundraising prowess.  Hopefully, they’re right.

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