New Marquette Poll: 81% Approve of Their Local Public School, Only 27% Approve of Voucher Schools

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The latest Marquette Poll is out and has some interesting results:

  • Unlike the recent PPP poll that showed Walker upside-down on his approval ratings, this poll shows that both Governor Scott Walker's job approval rating and favorable rating at 49% and disapproval and unfavorable at 44%. 
  • On education, 72% think public school spending should be increased beyond current levels, 76% have a favorable view of public school teachers, 81% are satisfied with their local school (84% among those with school-age children).  Meanwhile only 27% have a favorable view of voucher schools, however 49% of the state is still unsure on the topic and only 24% disapprove.
  • On Governor Walker's plan to borrow billions of dollars to fund highway projects, 73% said they were "unwilling to borrow money for highway projects," but 53% were willing to use tolls to pay for highway projects.

The big take-away from this poll is the great public school numbers, which was echoed by the pollster, Charles Franklin, who said "there is just no evidence the public is unhappy with public schools."