Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NC voters support bullying bill

69% of North Carolina voters support a proposal in the legislature that would deal with school bullying.

That finding is consistent with a PPP survey from last summer that found 72% of folks in the state supported a controversial clause of the bill specifically dealing with protecting children from bullying based on sexual orientation.

The right wing noise machine killed the proposal last year, but PPP finds that even 55% of voters describing themselves as conservatives and 51% of Republicans support the proposal. This is a case where the loud voices of a small minority drowned out overall public opinion.

Support for the bill is overwhelming from liberals (91%) and moderates (73%) with every gender, age, race, and region group supporting it as well.

Full results here.

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