Eighty-two percent of voters would back different political party over education platform: Poll

The vast majority of U.S. parents would consider voting for another political party on the basis of shared education values, a new poll found.

Commissioned by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and conducted by the Harris Poll, the survey found that 82% of parents would be willing to support a candidate from another political party if that candidate’s education platform was aligned with their personal views on the issue.

The results held true across party lines, with 88% of independents, 81% of Democrats, and 79% of Republicans all indicating that they would be willing to support a candidate outside their preferred party over education issues.

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