Fact Check

Facts Are Friends

Whether or not you agree with the movement, of paramount importance is that we can all speak in a common language to discuss the issues raised. It is for this reason, that we have focused on providing you with the “source data” behind the facts cited on the website. This way you can get a broader understanding of the information rather than just be spoon-fed snippets of data masquerading as the whole story.

Our hope is that this level of transparency will start a trend in political organizations to provide more than just convenient information, but rather to provide the full context allowing the reader to dive further into the information presented.

References to statistics used on this website:

*75% of Americans Disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job.

SOURCE: Gallup Poll (December 3-12, 2018). Question: “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?”

Disapprove: 75%

Approve: 18%

No Opinion: 7%

gallup.com

*91% Re-Election Rate For Members of Congress

SOURCE:

Center For Responsive Politics. Election results for 2018 House of Representatives seeking re-election.

opensecrets.org

*$3,134,442,718 Special Interest Money Spent Since 2014 Influencing Congressional Races

SOURCE: Internal calculation of disapprove.org based upon data provided by Center For Responsive Politics. 

Methodology: 

Sum of 2014, 2016, 2018 election independent expenditure data from all Congressional candidates (primary & general) for IE (classified as For Republicans, For Democrats, Against Republicans, Against Democrats). Total of 1,838 races. Calculations derived therefrom include the percentage spent on the top 3% of races (μ 20 candidates per election).

opensecrets.org

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