A new poll by End Citizens United indicates that majority of Americans back an independent investigation into the involvement of Russia in the 2016 Presidential Election. The poll, carried out by PPP, establishes that Americans do not support the decision made by President Trump to fire James Comey, the FBI Director. Tiffany Muller said that Americans’ faith in their system as well as government is presently at its lowest point. Most Americans believe that a foreign entity interfered with their elections, thus threatening the foundation of their democracy. President Trump has now fired the individual in charge of overseeing the investigation. The American people are asking for an independent inquiry to restore faith in their system and get real answers. End Citizens United and its members will continue to request Congress to support an independent investigation.
The poll indicates that Americans support an independent investigation into the involvement of Russia in the last Presidential Election by a margin of 61-30 percent. Notably, 52 percent of the people believe that Russian was involved in the elections while 34 percent have a contrary opinion. 51 percent do not support President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey, while 41 percent support him. 56 percent disapprove of his job performance while only 39 percent approve Trump’s performance. The displeasure ranks as the highest recorded PPP rating since he took office. End Citizens United has partnered with Every Voice to launch “Independent Investigation Now” campaign. The nationwide campaign seeks to pressure senators to call for an independent inquiry to establish if President Trump and his campaign conspired with Russia to rig the election. The process will involve grassroots action, polling, media, and paid advertising. The campaign started with petitions, digital ads, and calls to the senate offices targeting eight republicans, including Steve Daines and Jeff Flake. This information was originally reported on End Citizens United’s website.
End Citizens United is raising large funds on its own. In the first quarter of 2017, the entity collected over $4 million. The group estimates that it will raise $35 million before to the 2018 midterm elections for congress. In the 2016 elections, the group raised $25 million. About 100,000 individuals contributed to the group in the first three months of this year. According to Tiffany Muller, who is the group’s president and executive director, 40,000 people were first-time contributors. The leaders of the PAC noted that their objective is to elect supporters of campaign finance reform to congress. In addition, Muller pointed out that the average contribution that the group received this year was $12 million. End Citizens United’s supporters feel like the election system is rigged against them given that those who contribute more money in the elections have the biggest say. Democrats who are furious about President Trump’s win are adding momentum to the PAC’s goal. This information was originally mentioned on USA Today.