WBUR poll shows charter support slipping

Charter expansion withers, legal pot blossoms

WBUR today released data from a new poll on state ballot questions revealing how Massachusetts residents feel about charter schools and the legalization of marijuana:

  • The opposition to support the expansion of up to 12 new charter schools or enrollment in existing charter schools has grown to 52% while the support remains stagnant at 41%.
  • Support for the legalization of recreational use of marijuana continues to grow with a margin of 15 points. More than half of the residents polled have used marijuana, and those who have tried it are in favor of it by a 72-25 margin.

The poll was conducted for WBUR by the MassINC Polling Group.  It surveyed 502 likely voters and was conducted between October 13th and October 16th.  


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