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Poll: Americans like Obama’s universal pre-K plan

By staff and wire services reports
August 2nd, 2013

Over two-thirds of Americans support increased public funding for universal preschool programs, though experts find little evidence that this education policy works, The Daily Caller reports. A new poll found that 70 percent of respondents supported or strongly supported a deficit-neutral plan to fund universal preschool through a 94 percent increase on cigarette taxes. And although President Obama is the chief proponent of such a policy, 60 percent of Republicans support it, according to the poll. The poll’s authors concluded that voters were Americans were highly supportive of immediate legislative action on universal preschool…

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