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Highlights from post-election national poll

Earlier this week, YG Network released a post-election national poll. As pollsters Whit Ayres and Jon McHenry of North Star Opinion Research write, the survey “shows strong support for some of the messages outlined in (YG Network’s book) Room to Grow to address current challenges faced by many Americans, including education, unemployment, and poverty in addition to health care and tax reform.”

Here are a few highlights:

  • A majority of all voters wants to repeal Obamacare. Only one out of ten voters wants to keep Obamacare “as is.”
  • Voters prefer conservative healthcare reform, built around tax credits, to keeping Obamacare by a 55 to 41 percent margin, including a 54 to 40 percent margin among independents.
  • Over 90 percent of voters say tax relief for working parents is very or somewhat important, including three-fifths who say it is very important.
  • Voters overwhelmingly support a $2500 per year tax credit for children under age 18.
  • Voters prefer education reform that seeks to expand freedom for parents, teachers, and local communities by a 56 to 39 percent margin, including a 57 to 39 percent margin among independents and a 71 to 25 percent margin among Republicans.
  • By a 59-36 margin, voters say we need to “rethink traditional higher education” rather than increase funding to the current system.
  • There is broad support for giving anti-poverty money from the federal government to the states.  Overall, voters prefer sending anti-poverty money directly to the states by a 62 to 32 percent margin.

Read the polling memo, toplines and crosstabs by clicking here.