A new poll this released this week by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families found strong public support in the state for public investments in education and health care and targeted tax relief for low-income Arkansans:

* More than three out of four (79%) Arkansans – including 79% of independents and 72% of Republicans – support enacting a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax cut targeted to low- and moderate-income working people.

* Three out of four (76%) want Arkansas to invest in afterschool and summer programs across the state.

* About two out of three (67%) Arkansans support increasing state funding for pre-kindergarten.

* About two out of three (65%) Arkansans oppose cuts to Medicaid funding.

* When asked which is better for the state, Arkansans strongly prefer investing in programs that benefit many (51%) over cutting taxes for wealthier families (33%).

Here’s the breakdown of the statewide poll of registered voters, conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc., which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


I suspect you would wind up with different results if you polled the Arkansas General Assembly.