Seventy percent (70%) of voters believe elected officials use their office to help businesses that support them. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 4% disagree and 26% are not sure.
That total includes 80% of senior citizens and 62% of voters under 35 (see question wording and crosstabs).
On the flip side, 39% of all voters believe that officials use their offices to hurt businesses that don’t support them. On this point, 16% disagree and 45% are not sure.
On a related question, 72% believe that donors get favorable treatment from the candidates they support. Six percent (6%) believe they do not.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted October 24-25, 2018 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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