Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Oklahomans favor school choice for low-income students

Last week I mentioned new polling data showing strong support for the idea of giving school choice to special-needs students. Well, those same data also show that Oklahomans favor, by a margin of 59 to 37, the idea of giving school choice to low-income students. 

A scientific telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters registered in Oklahoma was conducted February 25 through March 8, 2010 by SoonerPoll, the same firm that conducts the “Oklahoma Poll” for the Tulsa World. The poll, which was commissioned by OCPA, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

“A proposal has been made to offer a tax credit for donations to nonprofit organizations that award scholarships to help low-income parents send their children to private schools. Would you support or oppose this proposal?”

  • Strongly support ... 29.9
  • Somewhat support ... 29.3
  • Somewhat oppose ... 15.1
  • Strongly oppose ... 21.6
  • Don’t Know/Refused ... 4.1

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