polling (page 2)

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    Are Millennials Democrats or Republicans?

    With an election on the horizon, pollsters are taking deep dives into the electorate to try and make sense of what could be coming. Will young people who are energized by the ‘resistance’ turn out to express their opposition to President Trump? Is there a Democratic ‘wave’ coming? Are…
    Donna Martinez, May 2, 2018
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    Do Republicans and Democrats really agree on education issues?

    The latest High Point University Poll concludes that “NC Republicans and Democrats agree on education issues.”  That’s news to me. After an examination of the poll, I suspect the supposed agreement is a consequence of the pollsters’ decision to focus on benefits and not costs.  For example, Q: The…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2018
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    Are You Part of the 62%?

    From the folks at the Elon Poll comes these results.  …
    Donna Martinez, February 27, 2018
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    More on millennials and school choice

    Tommy Schultz gives North Carolina a shout-out in his National Review piece, Why Millennials Support School Choice Legislative momentum has grown in recent years as well. In the past year alone, Florida, Nevada, Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Arizona, and Wisconsin, among others, have enacted or expanded educational choice…
    Terry Stoops, September 15, 2017
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    Poll finding shocks…nobody

    Last month, TelOpinion Research conducted a poll on behalf of Renew NC, a 501(c)(4) group that supports Governor McCrory’s policy agenda.  The Republican pollster asked 1,000 North Carolina voters to share their opinions on a variety of issues. The questions addressing support for a proposed statewide infrastructure bond were…
    Terry Stoops, June 1, 2015
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    New Poll Shows North Carolina Voters Favor School Choice Policies

    From the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice: The “North Carolina K-12 & School Choice Survey” found 65 percent of voters support charter schools and tax-credit scholarships for private schools; 15 percent opposed charter schools and 23 percent opposed the scholarships. Education savings accounts were supported by 56 percent…
    Terry Stoops, September 13, 2012
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    Reflections on the Carolina Issues Poll

    NC Policy Watch released the May 2011 edition of its Carolina Issues Poll. It is pretty interesting stuff, particularly this question: 1) Because of the national recession, the state faces a revenue shortfall reaching $3.7 billion. Without additional revenue, addressing the shortfall will mean a cuts-only approach that requires…
    Terry Stoops, May 18, 2011
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    Students grade the schools

    According to a recent AP poll, many young adults believe that their high schools did a medicore job preparing them for higher education and/or employment.  We should be using feedback from high school graduates to improve our high schools, rather than conducting the usual echo chamber reform efforts. Q.
    Terry Stoops, April 19, 2011