Poll for progressive campaign finance reform group shows NH supports ‘For the People’ law

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More than 60% of Granite Staters think sweeping campaign finance and election reform For the People Act should become law, and a majority think the Senate should reform the US Senate filibuster rule to make it easier to passage of the bill, according to a new poll. .The results are included in a poll conducted for progressive voting rights and campaign finance reform advocacy group End Citizens United/Let America Vote by Public Policy Polling, a well-known firm that has long polled groups and Democratic and left-wing candidates. in addition to publishing its own independent investigations. The poll note, first shared with WMUR by ECU/LAV, says PPP surveyed 547 New Hampshire voters on July 7-8, with half of the interviews conducted by phone and half by text. The poll sample was 46% self-declared independents, 28% self-declared Democrats and 26% self-declared Republicans. The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points, found that 62% support the For the People Act, including 63% of self-described independents. The bill, which would loosen some states’ restrictions on the conduct of federal elections and reform how those elections are funded, has the backing of the four-member Democrats from New Hampshire. Congress delegation. But Secretary of State William Gardner, Gov. Chris Sununu and Republican legislative leaders in the state oppose it. and election legislation that ends black money, enacts anti-corruption measures, stops partisan gerrymandering, and protects the freedom to vote for all Americans. The bill passed the US House of Representatives in early March, but has been stalled in the US Senate since Republicans blocked debate on the bill in late June. The 50-50 vote was party-oriented and was 10 votes short of the 60-vote threshold for overcoming a buccaneer. Some Democrats have called for an outright end to the filibuster, while others — including the New Hampshire US Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen – called for smaller reforms, such as returning to the earlier tradition of forcing senators to speak continuously to keep the filibuster up. Vice President Kamala Harris said this week that she was “having conversations” about the possibility of arriving at a filibuster reform exception for voting reform legislation. The PPP poll found that by a margin of 45% to 36%, the Granite States support filibuster reform. The PPP said that when the filibuster issue was “phrased in real and consequential terms,” 61% leaned in favor of filibuster reform.>>READ the poll note, which outlines how the questions were framed, here. President Joe Biden this week reaffirmed his support for the right to vote and the For the People Act in a speech in Philadelphia, calling the question “the most significant test” of national democracy since the civil war. “This bill would help end state voter suppression, get dark money out of politics, give people a voice at the local level, create fairer district maps, and end to partisan political gerrymandering,” Biden said. He also called for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Meanwhile, the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Legislature in June passed an amendment stating that if the For the People Act becomes federal law, New Hampshire will retain its authority under its state constitution. to control all aspects of its elections for state and county offices. The amendment, if passed, opens up the possibility of a two-tier electoral system. shot down in Washington and we don’t have to worry about it. , reacting to the poll results, Tiffany Muller, President of ECU/LAV, said, “It’s abundantly clear that New Hampshire voters agree on the need to crack down on corruption and protect freedom vote, and they support filibuster reform to make “The For the People Act will protect the voice and vote of the Granite Staters and give them a say in matters that affect them and their families. senators who are fighting to pass this bill are on the side of the people and have their support to pass this bill to make the system work for everyone, not just corporate co-interests and wealthy donors.

More than 60% of Granite Staters think sweeping campaign finance and election reform For the People Act should become law, and a majority think the Senate should reform the US Senate filibuster rule to make it easier to passage of the bill, according to a new poll. .

The results are included in a poll conducted for progressive voting rights and campaign finance reform advocacy group End Citizens United/Let America Vote by Public Policy Polling, a well-known firm that has long polled groups and Democratic and left-leaning candidates in addition to publishing its own independent surveys.

The poll note, first shared with WMUR by ECU/LAV, says PPP surveyed 547 New Hampshire voters on July 7-8, with half of the interviews conducted by phone and half by text. The polling sample was 46% self-declared independents, 28% self-declared Democrats, and 26% self-declared Republicans.

The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points, found that 62% support the For the People Act, including 63% of self-described independents.

The bill, which would loosen restrictions in some states on the conduct of federal elections and reform the financing of those elections, has the support of the four Democratic members of the New Hampshire congressional delegation. But Secretary of State William Gardner, Gov. Chris Sununu and Republican legislative leaders in the state oppose it.

In the survey, the bill was described as follows:

“The For the People Act, currently being debated in the U.S. Senate, is voting and election legislation that ends black money, enacts anti-corruption measures, stops partisan gerrymandering, and protects the freedom to vote. for all Americans.”

The bill passed the US House in early March, but has been stalled in the US Senate since Republicans blocked debate on the bill in late June. The 50-50 vote was party-oriented and was 10 votes short of the 60-vote threshold for overcoming a buccaneer.

Some Democrats have called for an outright end to the filibuster, while others — including the New Hampshire US Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen – have called for smaller reforms, such as returning to the earlier tradition of requiring senators to speak continuously in order for the filibuster to continue.

Vice President Kamala Harris said this week she is “having conversations” about the possibility of achieving filibuster reform for voting reform legislation.

The PPP poll found that by a margin of 45% to 36%, the Granite States support filibuster reform. PPP said that when the issue of filibuster was “phrased in real and substantial terms”, 61% favored filibuster reform.

>>READ the survey note, which describes how the questions were formulated, here.

President Joe Biden this week reaffirmed his support for the right to vote and the For the People Act in a speech in Philadelphia, calling the issue “the most significant test” of national democracy since the Civil War.

“This bill would help end state voter suppression, get dark money out of politics, give people a voice at the local level, create fairer district maps, and end to partisan political gerrymandering,” Biden said. He also called for the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Meanwhile, the Republican majority in the New Hampshire Legislature in June adopted an amendment saying that if the Law for the People becomes federal law, New Hampshire will retain the power under its state constitution to control all aspects of its elections for state and county offices. The amendment, if passed, opens up the possibility of a two-tier electoral system.

The Senate’s amended Bill 89 has yet to reach the desk of the governor, who said he’s “praying” that the For the People Act “will be shot down in Washington and that we don’t have to take care of it”.

Referring to the law for the people, Sununu said that “anyone who would vote for it, in the House or the Senate, is not looking after the interests of New Hampshire”.

But, reacting to the poll results, Tiffany Muller, President of ECU/LAV, said: “It is abundantly clear that New Hampshire voters agree on the need to crack down on corruption and protect the freedom to vote, and they support filibuster reform to do it.

“The For the People Act will protect the voice and vote of Granite Staters and give them a say in issues that affect them and their families. The senators fighting to pass this bill are on the side of the people and have their support to pass this bill so that the system works for everyone, not just corporate interests and wealthy donors.

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