ATLANTA (AP) --
A poll shows many Georgians favor raising taxes or fees to restore financial support for education.
Half the respondents to the poll said they favor paying more to
restore education spending cuts, which have led to teacher
furloughs and layoffs and other forms of cost-cutting.
In the statewide poll released Friday, 50 percent of those asked
said they favor raising taxes or fees to restore the cuts, while 39
percent were opposed and 11 percent were undecided.
The poll of 625 likely voters was conducted by Mason-Dixon
Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. from July 8 through
July 13, and paid for by 13 daily newspapers with readership across
Georgia. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4
percentage points, meaning there is a 95 percent chance the actual
number would fall in that range