(PM.) A survey conducted by a Democratic pollster for one of the largest teacher’s unions in the country showed challenges for progressives, as voters in battleground states are approving of Florida Governor Ron Desantis’ education plan.
The American Federation of Teachers circulated the poll, conducted by the liberal firm Hart Research as a call to arms to its allies and members to support proposals like increased public school funding, reported NBC. In May, 250 respondents were surveyed from each of the political battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The poll found that voters, by a significant margin of 32 percentage points, said that they were more likely to vote for candidates who believe public schools should focus less on teaching race and more on core subjects.