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New Poll: Candidates Who Support School Choice More Likely to Win at Ballot Box

Americans of all parties and backgrounds overwhelmingly support school choice, and they are ready to show it at the ballot box in 2024.

According to a new poll from RealClear Opinion Research, which surveyed 1,000 registered voters in December 2023, candidates’ support of school choice makes voters of all political stripes more likely to support them.

This support exists across party lines. Overall, 76 percent of voters polled say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports school choice, including 77 percent of Democrats, 86 percent of Republicans, and 67 percent of Independents.

Notably, the demographic with the highest support is Black Americans, nearly 80 percent of whom say they are more likely to vote for someone who champions school choice.

These results confirm that school choice is here to stay and remains a political reality to which legislators who wish to be reelected must respond.

Statement from Tommy Schultz, CEO, American Federation for Children

“School choice is a voter priority that is not going away anytime soon. Politicians who choose to ignore this groundswell will find themselves facing the consequences. It’s clear to parents which candidates are standing with them and which are siding with special interest groups who want to limit their children’s educational opportunities. AFC will continue to stand behind parents in this fight, and we look forward to more victories for parents in 2024.”

Full Details:

School choice gives parents the right to use the tax dollars designated for their child’s education to send their child to the public or private school that best serves their needs. How would a candidate’s support of school choice affect your vote for them?

More Likely Overall – 76.3%

18-34: 70.7%
35-49: 76.5%
50-64: 79.1%
65+: 76%

Race & Ethnicity: 
Hispanic: 75.9%
White: 76.4%
Black: 79.5%
Asian: 73.4%

Party ID: 
Democrat: 77.2%
Republican: 86.2%
Independent: 66.9%

2020 Vote:
Joe Biden Voters: 72.9%
Donald Trump Voters: 87.3%

Northeast: 77.5%
South: 77.7%
Midwest: 72.9%
West: 75.8%


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