Poll Finds Michigan Residents Believe Judges are Biased by Financial Contributions

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

A new poll of voters in the last election conducted by the Michigan Campaign Finance Network has found widespread concern that judges may be biased in cases involving financial supporters.

According to the poll, 85% of those surveyed said a judge should disqualify themselves if a case involves a campaign supporter. 63% said they believe that campaign contributions effect the decisions that judges make, with 31% saying that contributions make “a lot” of difference. 86% of those surveyed that another judge should determine when a judge should be disqualified from hearing a case involving a campaign supporter.

Respondents also said that disclosure of campaign funds is essential.

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