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Drop supermajority? Idahoans split

A new poll finds Idahoans split on the idea of reducing the two-thirds supermajority requirement for school bond issues. Forty-four percent of respondents favored dropping the threshold to a simple majority, according to an Idaho Politics Weekly poll released Monday. Forty-nine percent of Idahoans oppose such a change, and the remaining 8 percent of respondents were undecided. The Don Jones and Associates survey of 508 Idahoans, conducted in August, has a margin of error of 4.35 percent. The survey revealed that Republicans oppose a change in the supermajority, by a 54-41 percent margin. The split was similar among respondents who identify themselves as political independents; 53 percent oppose the move, while 39 percent support it. Democrats overwhelmingly support a reduction in the supermajority, by a 72-25 percent margin/Kevin Richert, Idaho Education News. More here.

Question: Would you like to see the supermajority requirement for school bond issues dropped?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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