Philly.com: Pa. voters willing to pay more taxes for more pre-K, poll finds
June 7, 2018 by Thomas Fitzgerald
It’s safe to say that pollsters don’t often find a super-majority of voters willing to pay more in taxes.
Yet in a new poll to be released Thursday, 64 percent of Pennsylvania likely voters said they would support a tax increase to expand publicly funded preschool education, responding to a hypothetical hike of .01 percentage points in the personal income tax, which would cost an average taxpayer about $50.
The poll was paid for by the Pre-K for PA campaign, a coalition of state nonprofits advocating for early childhood education, and it was conducted by Harper Polling, a Republican firm based in Harrisburg.