A recent poll confirms what we've been hearing across the commonwealth: Thanks to your hard work over the past few years, Pennsylvanians are in lockstep when it comes to support for pre-k!
Support for pre-k has swelled to near consensus, as 94% of likely voters now think that early education is important.
Harrisburg-based Harper Polling conducted a poll on May 22-23, which indicates that three-quarters (75%) of likely voters support increasing funding to expand access to high-quality programs, and that support cuts across age, party, geographic and socioeconomic lines. Every single voting demographic in the state favors expanded access to pre-k by at least a two-to-one margin.
And it doesn't end there. It turns out that Pennsylvanians value pre-k education for its proven benefits to the child and the commonwealth, and they're willing to dig a little deeper to support it. In fact, two-thirds of likely Pennsylvania voters polled said they would support a tax increase to expand pre-k access.
The poll results speak for themselves. Now, it's up to us to ensure our legislators are listening. We told you last week that our team in Harrisburg has heard that the $40 million proposed for new pre-k funding is on the negotiating table and it's getting cut!
PLEASE, pick up the phone or send a quick email to tell your legislators, "I am part of the pre-k majority!" It's time for all PA children to have access to high-quality pre-k. No child should be missing out when nearly all PA residents agree.