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Poll: Voters Pick Top Concerns About 2016 Election

Big money and negative campaigns top the list of concerns for voters ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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American voters say their top concerns about the upcoming presidential election are wealthy individuals and corporations who might have too much influence who over wins, as well as campaigns that spend more time on negative attacks than proposing solutions, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Thirty-three percent of voters say the influence of wealthy individuals and corporations is their top concern, while 25 percent say they’re more worried about negative attacks.

Another 16 percent are more concerned that nothing will change no matter who wins, and 12 percent believe that too many wealthy candidates don’t understand the economic problems of average Americans.

But only 4 percent of voters say their top concern are dynastic candidates — like Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul — who are from families who have run for the presidency before.

The full NBC/WSJ poll – which was conducted June 14-18 and has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points – comes out on Monday night at 6:30 pm ET.