Louisville, CO – Magellan Strategies today released the results of a survey of likely November 2013 Colorado voters. The survey measures voter support for different plans to raise taxes to increase funding for education in Colorado. The survey interviewed 675 respondents using both landline and cell phone sample on April 24th and 25th. The primary focus of this survey was to measure voter support for increasing taxes to fund education in Colorado among likely 2013 general election voters.
Currently, there are several ballot initiative proposals being considered by the State Title Board and this survey attempts to measure voter support for some of those tax increase proposals. With that in mind, the survey finds that half of likely November 2013 Colorado voters do support the “idea” of increasing taxes to fund education, but a larger majority oppose raising or adjusting the state income tax to reach that goal. It is clear that when respondents are educated with specific details of the tax increase proposals and the dollar amount that would be raised, voter support quickly evaporates.
Download Survey Press Release and Crosstabs Below