With political polarization at an all-time high, the question of how President-elect Biden plans to unite a deeply divided country is a highly pertinent one.
While Americans may be divided on many issues, curbing the political power of corporate actors is something that unifies voters across party lines.
Eschewing former corporate lobbyists and executives in favor of qualified civil servants committed to advancing the interests of working people for administrative posts isn't just the right thing for Biden to do.
Fifty-nine percent of voters surveyed believed that corporate lobbyists wield too much influence in government policy-making.
Of more interest, however, is that 54 percent of Republicans surveyed agreed that Biden should avoid appointing former corporate lobbyists and executives, with only 22 percent indicating otherwise.
Sixty percent of respondents said they disagreed with the proposition that potential nominees with backgrounds as corporate lobbyists should be prioritized in the new administration.
Democrats are not going to maintain the coalition they built in the 2020 election, let alone expand it, by appointing former corporate lobbyists and executives to key posts. »