Money’s Effect On Elections

Suddenly Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that removes the right of gay people to marry, is ahead in the polls.  A month ago Proposition 8 was behind in the polls by about 14 percent, suddenly it is ahead by 5.

At Calitics Brian Leubitz writes about reasons for this shift,

First is the massive spending of the Yes campaign … Yes is outraising No by about $10 million.

Once again we see a huge shift in opinion after a well-funded interest group steps in and spends millions of dollars on TV ads.