While Ohio captured national attention for the see-saw presidential battle this month, a proposed levy on a local school district near pollster Paul Fallon’s home in central Ohio attracted his interest as organizers said “it’s okay to say no”.
The measure to impose a $5.8 million education levy on voters in Upper Arlington City School District was defeated 45% to 55%, and Fallon’s post-election survey may provide learning opportunities for other local governments, school districts and organizations that have an interest in public funding that requires voter approval.
Fallon surveys published previously in The Saint Report looked at Ohio voters supporting fracking and tax levies to restore services and Florida voters backing Las Vegas-style casinos.
Click here for his full Post-Election Survey Levy Case Study.
A retired math teacher in the school district gives her views on the defeat of the levy.
Paul Fallon is a public opinion researcher, political pollster and advisor for corporations, levy committees, interest groups, political candidates and public organizations. He also conducts customer, member, contributor and citizen satisfaction studies for government agencies, industry and labor groups. More details are available on www.fallonresearch.com