Large Bipartisan Majority Favors Increasing Lobbying Restrictions on Former Members of Congress and Other Government Officials

As 66 soon-to-be former Members of Congress and their staffs move out of their congressional offices, very large bipartisan majorities support proposals in current legislation extending the period that former government officials must wait before they can lobby the government. They also favor prohibiting former executive branch officials from ever lobbying on behalf of foreign…

Nearly 80% of Voters Support Prohibiting Foreign Entities from Funding Ballot Measures

College Park, MD – A strong bipartisan majority of eight-in-ten voters favor Congress banning foreign individuals and entities from spending money to influence ballot initiatives. Support is robust across party affiliation (Republicans 77%, Democrats 84%, independents 74%) and congressional districts (very red districts 74%, very blue districts 80%). While federal law prohibits foreign entities from spending…

Major Report Shows Nearly 150 Issues on Which Majorities of Republicans & Democrats Agree

“Common Ground of the American People” Report Based on In-Depth Surveys of More than 80,000 Americans Defying conventional wisdom about a polarized electorate, a report based on in-depth surveys of more than 80,000 Americans shows that majorities from both parties agree on nearly 150 key policy positions across more than a dozen top policy areas. The…