According to the poll, 74.9 percent said they support giving parents a choice on calendar with 18.1 percent supporting mandatory year-round. On the issue of diversity, 68.3 percent said they were opposed to the diversity policy while 22.0 percent were in support.
Civitas says the poll shows "overwhelming majorities of Wake County voters support the new School Board's efforts."
The poll was timed to come out before today's school board meeting in which there will be a vote on halting plans to open new schools on a mandatory year-round calendar pending the completion of a parental survey.
This new poll of 413 Wake County voters was conducted Monday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points. You can read the latest poll questions for yourself to see if you consider them legit or a push poll.
For instance, is it loaded to ask people if they support assigning students to mandatory year-round or should parents be given a choice?
One thing to keep in mind is that Civitas has strongly praised the actions of the new board. But the election results, a June poll from Civitas and those done before the election by Public Policy Polling indicate the new poll results may have more weight than critics think.