The survey, commissioned by conservative advocacy group Convention of States Action, found that 76 percent of voters believe that lawmakers and their spouses have an “unfair advantage” in the stock market.
Just 5 percent of respondents approved of members trading stocks, while 19 percent gave no opinion.
“This issue has received a lot of attention, and this data verifies the American people want this practice to end once and for all.”.
6 brings Democrats, Cheneys together — with GOP mostly absent One year later: A lesson Three in four voters support banning lawmakers from trading stocks: poll MORE (D-Calif.), whose husband is a prolific trader, told reporters last month that Congress should not block lawmakers from trading stocks.
Other surveys have shown similar support for cracking down on congressional stock trading.
A November poll from the Campaign Legal Center found that 67 percent of voters support banning lawmakers from owning stock in specific companies.
The poll, conducted by the Trafalgar Group, surveyed 1,706 likely general election voters between Dec. 17-21. »