From the Times, a reporter that the latest Elway poll shows, same-sex marriage, tax limits, charter schools and pot legalization are ahead but only one - Tim Eyman's - is over 50%.
“Because support typically fades as the campaign goes on, a ballot
measure needs to be polling at 60 percent or better at the start of the
summer to still have a majority in November,” Elway wrote.
Elway’s poll showed I-1240, which authorizes publicly funded charter
schools, led by 46 percent to 37 percent. Charter school measures have
lost three times previously, in in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
That leaves 17% of voters undecided.
The poll surveyed 405 registered voters from July 18 through July 22 and
has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percent.
It's not money that will decide the charter vote; it's education on an education issue.
It's telling the full and complete truth about charters and, very specifically, about this initiative.
It doing a cost-benefit analysis - what will public education in Washington state get and lose bringing in charters.
I think it's fair that some might think the idea of charters valid but read the initiative. It is neither modest nor reasonable and need the hard, cold light of day shone in the vague and - in the case of the trigger petition - dangerous places.