Everybody hates earmarks
Monday, November 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm
In the wake of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s flip-flop on the earmarks question, the conservative group Let Freedom Ring is pointing to the results of a question it posed to voters about earmarks in a post-election survey conducted by The Polling Company/WomanTrend. The question asked voters to agree or disagree with the idea that while “some earmarks may go to very worthwhile projects, on balance earmarks have a negative influence on the legislative process and the practice should be ended in the next Congress,” and the results showed substantial majorities saying they agreed:
As the cross tabs indicate, it’s not just conservatives who say Congress should do away with the practice of earmarking. Let Freedom Ring’s president Colin Hanna said he has shared the survey results with several Senate offices, but he declined to indicate which ones.
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