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Recent Bi-Partisan National Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Early Childhood Education

Forwarded from the First Five Years Fund, Early Education Update, October 24, 2014.

This week, results were released in a new round of state polls showing strong bipartisan support for investments in early learning opportunities.

In the key battleground states of Colorado, Florida and Ohio, more than three in five voters support a federal plan to help states expand access to quality early childhood programs from birth to age five—even if it increased the deficit in the short-term. Polling in North Carolina last month found three-quarters of voters in the state favor the federal proposal.

The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS) conducted a similar poll with 74 percent of Georgia voters supporting greater federal investment in early childhood education. And Thrive by Five Washington just released a poll showing that three-quarters of Washington voters rank “ensuring that children get a strong start in life” as a top priority, second only to jobs and the economy.

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