Multiple polls have led to the same conclusion: This one cuts across party lines, with the American people overwhelmingly supporting a ban. A January poll revealed that 67 percent of voters supported one. And when exposed to arguments both for it and against, that number actually increased to 74 percent.
There is no reason members of Congress should hold and trade individual stock when we write major policy and have access to sensitive information.There are many ways members can invest w/o creating actual or appeared conflict of interest,like thrift savings plans or index funds https://t.co/VK4Pgx8AgI — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 18, 2021
A Morning Consult/Politico poll from around the same time found that 63 percent of voters favored a ban. And crucially, in the curious case of Paul Pelosi, “support for a ban on stock trading among lawmakers’ families also enjoys majority support, with 57 percent of all voters backing such a measure.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
NEW POLL: A bipartisan majority of voters support banning members of Congress from trading stocks.Support increases to 74% when presenting arguments for and against the ban. https://t.co/33RINlcMPI pic.twitter.com/9t8vTDViB6 — Data for Progress (@DataProgress) January 18, 2022