Sunday, March 26, 2006

Poll on Equal Access in Government: Please Participate

Do Georgians care whether lobbyists and special interests are able to buy access to our elected officials by providing meals, tickets, trips, and now wedding showers? Yesterday, I asked a candidate for statewide office what his internal polling revealed on this issue, and he said that most Georgians really don't care about the issue. I think that if that is the case, then we have simply not done a good job of articulating the problem. Most Georgian's don't care that special interests like AGL with their fourteen lobbyists have greater influence than the rest of us? I find that hard to believe, so I decided to post this (non-scientific) poll to test the issue. I really am curious about what people think, so please vote, and ask others to do the same.

The Georgia Legislature should ban all gifts, trips, meals and other perks from lobbyists to elected officials.
Strongly Agree
Somewhat Agree
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