Campaign finance watchdog groups fear that heavy spending by ultra-rich Americans will warp the election, which already is expected to be the most money-soaked in history, says Reuters.
But those billionaires are seeing small, early signs of a pushback, with polls showing there is wider discontent about the perceived influence of big money in politics, Reuters reports.
Some people appear to be ruling out voting for candidates who are backed by billionaires, says Reuters. And people are feeling motivated to donate small amounts to help counter the influence of big money.
There also is evidence that the super-rich are inefficient political spenders, Reuters says.