67% of Americans support bill to ban stock trading by members of Congress, even as Pelosi resists

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  • Data for Progress found that 67% of voters support banning lawmakers from trading stocks.
  • That figure jumped to 74% when voters were given reasons for and against a ban.
  • But Pelosi continues to resist a ban, opting to consider raising penalties for STOCK Act violations.

A poll has found a sweeping majority of voters in favor of banning members of Congress from trading stocks, adding to arguments in favor of regulating lawmaker’s trades after an Insider investigation.

According to new polling conducted by the progressive firm Data for Progress, 67% of voters support such a ban, a figure that increases to 74% when respondents are given arguments in favor and against the idea.

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Asked if they would support or oppose a bill that would ban members of Congress and their senior congressional staff from buying and selling individual stocks, 43% of voters said they strongly supported a ban, while another 24% were somewhat supportive.



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