Question about Staking vs On-Chain Governance

I have a question! Does Cardano anticipate Stake delegation for the purposes of PoS being completely abstract from vote delegation for the purposes of on-chain Governance?

I see people starting to lobby their credentials to run staking pools, and a few seem to be assuming that the delegation of stake involved would also command the voting power of that stake., This strikes me as unlikely (or at least a bad idea), as it would almost build in potential for corrupt incentives into the governance mechanism.

To my mind, they are completely independent of each other, and the process of lobbying to serve as a representative delegate under any on-chain governance process should be entirely free of influence of financial incentives.

Does this accord with the thinking inside Cardano/IOHK?

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