The poll released on Thursday indicates that 51 percent of Triangle voters have an unfavorable view of the Wake school board compared to 29 percent who have a favorable view. The poll also found that 56 percent of Triangle voters feel the Wake school board is giving North Carolina a bad image, compared to 22 percent who think it is giving the state a good image.
Statewide, the poll found that 61 percent of voters didn’t know enough about the situation in Wake to have an opinion. But of those who did, 25 percent rated the school board unfavorably and 30 percent thought it was giving the state a bad image.
“It’s safe to say no one will be caught asleep at the wheel in regards to this fall’s elections the way many were in 2009,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling.
Debnam formed the Wake Citizens for Good Government PAC that ran television ads in 2009 that unsuccessfully tried to defeat the Wake school board candidates who went on to eliminate the diversity policy.
The poll of 575 North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 20-23. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.