New Statewide Survey Shows Majority Support for School Choice in Wisconsin

EDUCATION IS CITED AS VOTER’S TOP CONCERN, CLINTON LEADS TRUMP 43-31

Today the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the results of a Wisconsin survey showing a majority of likely voters support the statewide voucher program in the state. The survey also found Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by a 12-point margin in the upcoming Presidential election.

Fast Facts

  • 54% of likely Wisconsin voters support the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
  • 69% of Republican voters, 49% of Independents and 42% of Democrats support school choice
  • When given a list of issues that should be considered a top priority by the Governor and the state legislature, the largest share (29%) of respondents selected “improving public education”
  • In the Presidential race, 43% of likely voters supported Hillary Clinton and 31% supported Donald Trump, 11% were undecided, 9% would not vote for President at all and 4% would vote for a third party candidate

“Wisconsin voters continue their consistent support for school choice statewide,” said Justin Moralez, Wisconsin state director for the American Federation for Children. “One of the most notable traits from the data is the bipartisan support for the issue – an important message for our state’s leaders. We know parents want their children to have access to the best education possible and this survey demonstrates parents strongly support school choice.”

“The survey also finds that the Presidential race will be exciting in Wisconsin with Clinton leading Trump by 12 points but with nearly one-quarter of likely voters saying they are presently undecided, voting for a third party candidate or considering not voting for President at all,” added Moralez.

The survey of 600 likely Wisconsin voters was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies between May 10-12, 2016 and has a margin of error +/-4.0 percent.

Click here to view the survey results: http://bit.ly/1XTpM7B.