Someone wants to know and they are in the field with a poll. Would you support a 1% increase in sales tax? How about if the revenues raised all went to education? From what I’ve heard the questions are pretty aggressive — and felt like a push poll…intended to get a sympathetic response towards funding for education.
Again the real question comes down to what is meant by “adequate” when it comes to funding for education…..but that’s harder to answer in a phone poll.
It’ll be interesting to see if and when this poll is released just who paid for it.
In another poll that has been released, Nielsen Brothers’ Polling of Sioux Falls found that there is an even divide on teachers salaries in Sioux Falls —
In the NBP Sioux Falls Survey, 49 percent of respondents think teacher salaries are ?too low?, 43 percent see teacher salaries as ?about right?, and another 8 percent judge the salaries as ?too high?.
Party and age are factors. Twice as many Democrats (69 percent) as Republicans (34 percent) see salaries as too low. A majority of respondents under 65 years of age (56 percent) think salaries are too low compared with only 37 percent over 65.