Poll: 56% support Arizona 'Invest In Ed' ballot initiative

Prop. 208 taxes high income earners for teachers, schools
Proposal to increase taxes for schools to be Proposition 207
Posted at 5:06 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 20:06:55-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — A new survey finds high support for the "Invest In Ed" initiative on Arizona ballots this election.

The poll by Highground Public Affairs Consultants showed 56% of respondents saying they support Proposition 208 -- the initiative on ballots this election that would add a 3.5% tax on income above $250,000. That revenue would go to teachers and education initiatives throughout the state.

Highground's poll -- which was conducted via phone between Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 among 400 likely voters -- found 40% of respondents saying they "definitely" will vote for Prop. 208, and 16% saying they "probably" would. Only 29% say they definitely wouldn't and 9% said they probably wouldn't. Six percent of respondents said they didn't know or refused to answer.

In Pima County, that number is even higher -- with 66% of residents surveyed saying they would vote for the initiative.

Respondents were read the exact language of the initiative that will appear on the ballot this election, Highground said.

Click here for more details from Highground about the survey.

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