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Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News

Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News:

Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda 



Nearly half of those who voted for President Donald Trump oppose his education agenda, according to a new poll, and many said they would likely not vote to reelect their congressional representatives should they support it.
Nearly three-quarters, or 74 percent, of all respondents interviewed for the poll oppose the education cuts included in the president's budget request, which proposed slashing funding by more than $9 billion, or by 13.4 percent, and 54 percent of respondents "strongly" oppose it.
In addition, nearly half, or 48 percent, of people who self-identified as having voted for the president oppose his education agenda.
The Hart Research Associates, a public opinion research firm, conducted the poll for the American Federation of Teachers, the 1.5-million member teachers union.
The results are based on interviews with a nationally representative sample of voters conducted online from June 3 to June 5. Among those interviewed, 45 percent voted for President Donald Trump in the presidential election and 40 percent identified as a Republican, and 48 percent voted for Hillary Clinton and 41 percent identified as a Democrat.
Notably, 71 percent found the elimination of $2.4 billion for teacher preparation unacceptable, 73 percent found the elimination of $1.2 billion for after-school programs unacceptable and 76 percent found the elimination of $168 million for career and technical education unacceptable.
That Republican respondents, in particular, polled so negatively on the specifics of the budget and the administration's education policy agenda on the whole is not overly surprising.
GOP leaders in Congress called the president's budget "dead on arrival," and during aPoll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News: 


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