A new poll conducted by Zogby International on behalf of conservative, nonpartisan government watchdog group Judicial Watch reports that 81.7 percent of Americans think political corruption played a "major role" in bringing about the current financial crisis.

"Our poll shows the presidential candidate who is best seen as able to combat Washington corruption should go on to win the Oval Office," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. "Both Obama and McCain would do well to pay serious attention to the political corruption issue and better address it in the coming two weeks."

Both candidates have faulted the government with allowing the financial crisis to unfold, while McCain has especially made a point to accuse Washington of "corruption" and "greed."