Majority of voters say they are more likely to support legislators at the polls if they vote to pass school choice.
PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new Pennsylvania poll, conducted by national polling and research firm Public Opinion Strategies (POS), by a 15% margin (54%-39%) respondents favored pending legislation known as Senate Bill 1.
Respondents also indicated that the two most popular attributes of the legislation are that it gives parents more control and choices over their children's education and that it gives poorer children stuck in failing schools other alternatives.
When asked if they will be more or less likely in next year's elections to vote for a legislator that supports school choice legislation, 57% of respondents said they would be more likely, while only 33% indicated they would be less likely, a 24 point difference.
The survey was conducted April 13-14, and included 600 likely voters throughout Pennsylvania, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.0%.
SOURCE Students First