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    Takeaways from the HPU education poll

    A few questions from the recent High Point University Education Poll are questionable.  For example, it is not surprising that 64% of respondents favored “a statewide bond referendum to provide North Carolina school districts with funds to address an estimated 8 to 10-billion-dollar backlog in school construction and renovation.” …
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2020
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    AFC school choice poll released

    The American Federation for Children (AFC) released its annual school choice poll.  Overall, it shows that school choice is popular among most subgroups.  According to the poll, support is particularly strong in the African American and Latino communities.  Here are a few items of note: School choice support overall: …
    Terry Stoops, January 24, 2020
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    Poll shows strong support for school choice in N.C.

    The Civitas Institute released a poll today that shows broad support for school choice among registered voters. How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Parents should have the ability to choose where their child attends school. Strongly Agree: 70% Somewhat Agree: 22%…
    Terry Stoops, January 23, 2019
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    WRAL poll: Plurality support vouchers

    A WRAL News/SurveyUSA poll released Tuesday shows that there is solid support for private school vouchers in North Carolina. It was not long ago that the word “vouchers” would scare off a sizable chunk of poll respondents.  Not any more. Support for vouchers among Democrats…
    Terry Stoops, November 4, 2016
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    Poll shows that NC residents prefer paying sales tax over income tax

    After another heated legislative session discussing tax rates, it’s no wonder there has been a poll asking citizens which they prefer.  A recent High Point University poll answered some questions that directly relate to what the legislature did with regards to tax reform. The Asheville Citizen Times paper reported…
    Sarah Curry, October 9, 2015
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    AFP-NC Poll: 74% say lower taxes, less government grow econonomy

    Today Americans for Prosperity in North Carolina released a poll gauging public opinion on taxes and government spending, on the eve of the nation’s tax filing deadline, April 15th. Here are the findings from the poll: The poll found 83% of North Carolina registered voters expect a business would be…
    Sarah Curry, April 14, 2015
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    Guilford Sales tax hike expected to fail

    According to a poll by Americans for Prosperity North Carolina, 50% oppose and only 37% support for increasing Guilford County’s sales tax.  Counties have the option to vote for a quarter-cent increase to their already 2% local sales tax rate.  This November is the fourth time Guilford County will have…
    Sarah Curry, October 30, 2014