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Monday, October 21, 2013

Quinnipiac Poll: 53% Say Do Not Add More Charter Schools

Buried in the crosstabs of the Quinnipiac poll on the NYC mayoral race released tonight is this question:

As you may know, charter schools are operated by private or non-profit organizations.The schools are paid for with public funds and do not charge tuition. Do you think the next Mayor should increase the number of charter schools, decrease the number of charter schools, or keep the number of charter schools the same?

The response - 39% say increase charters, 18% say decrease charters, 35% say keep the number the same.

For those of you scoring at home, that would mean that 53% of those polled want the number of charter schools to either stay the same or decrease, 39% want to see the number increase.

On rent, we get this question:

Do you think charter schools should be required to pay rent when they are located in New York City public school buildings or not?

47% say yes, charter schools should pay rent, 43% say no, they shouldn't pay rent, 10% responded with don't know.

The NY Times had similar questions in their poll a while back and framed their story about that poll as "NYer's like de Blasio, don't like his stances on education and other issues."

From this Quinnipiac poll, you can see that a majority of NYers agree with de Blasio's position to halt the spread of charter schools in the system and a plurality agree that charters should pay rent.

Overall in the poll, de Blasio leads Lhota by 44 percentage points.

Election Day is in two weeks.


  1. I'm sure it's more than 53% because no one asked me or anyone I know.

    I saw this article on a comment on Ravitch's page and knew you would love it.....I did :)

    1. Yes, I saw and posted about that story a while back: