Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Poll Shows Continued Support for School Bonds
The widely-respected Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released the results of its polling on California education issues on April 24, 2019, and they continue to demonstrate public support for a state school bond.
Specifically, PPIC’s polling indicates that, six in ten adults (62%) and likely voters (57%) say they would vote yes on a state bond measure to pay for school construction projects. The PPIC’s polling results confirm the public’s majority support for a state school bond and tracks with polling CASH conducted in February. The PPIC poll also shows that a majority of adults (60%) and likely voters (56%) would vote yes on a local bond, which also tracks with CASH’s polling.
The PPIC’s polling also indicated the level of public support for two key proposed ballot measures: creating a “split-roll” property tax system and a 55 % majority vote to pass local parcel taxes for local public schools. Concerning the “split-roll” proposal, which directs some of the new tax revenue for K-12 schools, the PPIC polling indicated that, 56 % of adults and 54% of likely voters say they will vote yes. Concerning the majority vote parcel tax threshold, the PPIC poll indicated that, 44 % of adults and 39% of likely voters say they would vote yes.
~ CASH Staff