Polling data shows New Mexicans support school choice

Just in time for the upcoming 2012 legislative session, a new scientific poll from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice shows that large majorities of New Mexicans endorse school choice. A press release on the polling data can be found here. More details on the poll itself can be found here.

62 percent of surveyed voters in New Mexico support proposals similar to those that have been introduced in the New Mexico state legislature to offer individuals and corporations tax credits for donating to nonprofits that distribute private school scholarships.

78 percent of New Mexico voters polled support a tax credit program providing special needs students with private school scholarships.

65 percent of New Mexico voters rate their public school system as “Fair/Poor” compared with only 32 percent rating it as “Good/Excellent.”