December 6, 2023

A new ballot of probably voters in Virginia’s 2023 legislative elections reveals that reproductive freedom, Okay-12 schooling, and the financial system are the most important points of us can be contemplating on the poll field in November.

With simply weeks to go earlier than Virginians forged their votes for all 140 members of the Common Meeting, a big majority – 72% – favor both protecting the commonwealth’s abortion legal guidelines as they’re or making them much less restrictive. Simply 24% need Virginia’s abortion legal guidelines to turn out to be extra restrictive – an inevitable final result if Republicans win majority management of the state Home and Senate on Nov. 7.

The ballot, carried out by The Wason Middle at Christopher Newport College, additionally discovered that the majority Virginians (58%) are glad with schooling of their communities; a whopping 81% belief lecturers to make the fitting selections for youngsters in Okay-12 public colleges.

The survey discovered quite a few GOP positions to be unpopular amongst Virginia’s probably voters.

As quite a few conservatives working for the Common Meeting and in faculty board elections have supported banning books, 84% of Virginians disagree that books must be faraway from a public faculty library if a father or mother objects to it, even when different mother and father just like the guide. Relatedly, 73% agree that public faculty libraries ought to have books that characterize a wide range of views about controversial points.

Following an try by GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration final fall to implement new historical past requirements in public colleges that positioned much less emphasis on the views of marginalized peoples and eliminated advised discussions of racism and its lingering results, a majority of Virginians (69%) say they imagine that public colleges ought to educate in regards to the methods racism in America’s historical past impacts the nation at this time.

After the Youngkin-controlled Air Air pollution Management Board voted to take away the state from the Regional Greenhouse Fuel Initiative (RGGI) final summer season, this ballot discovered that the majority Virginians (65%) help staying within the multistate coalition aimed toward lowering carbon air pollution.

CNU’s ballot was carried out from Sept. 28 – Oct. 11, 2023. Eight hundred Virginia probably voters had been surveyed, and the margin of error is +/- 4.0%.

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