For Immediate Release: October 16, 2019
NEW POLL FINDS SF VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT NOVEMBER BALLOT MEASURE TO STRENGTHEN DARK MONEY DISCLOSURE AND LIMIT “PAY-TO-PLAY” CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
A new poll finds that San Francisco voters are strongly backing a measure on the November ballot that would establish new restrictions on campaign contributions by real estate developers to city officials who are reviewing their development proposals and strengthen campaign ad disclosure requirements to let voters know who is behind campaign ads sponsored by “Super PACs” that try to hide the sources of their funding. The survey of 529 registered San Francisco voters found that Proposition F, the “Sunlight On Dark Money Initiative,” is supported by 65% of voters with 9% of voters opposed and 27% not sure.
“These numbers show that San Francisco voters overwhelmingly believe our ethics laws need to be strengthened to curb the pervasive influence of big money on City Hall that undermines voter confidence that our government is working for the people rather than for lobbyists and corporate interests,” said former Ethics Commission Chair Peter Keane, one of the authors of Prop. F. “Passing Proposition F will increase transparency and let voters know who’s trying to buy our elections.”
The poll by Public Policy Polling surveyed 529 registered San Francisco voters by phone and text on October 11 and 12, 2019. The margin of error for the poll is +/- 4.3%. The full results of the poll are available at: www.sunlightondarkmoney/ethicspoll
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