Poll shows strong public opposition to key areas of Scott Walker’s budget


A new poll shows strong opposition to key provisions of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Thursday found 70 percent oppose Walker’s proposal to cut University of Wisconsin funding by $300 million, while 26 percent support it. The poll found 78 percent oppose Walker’s plan cutting funding for K-12 schools by $127 million, while 18 support it.

It also shows 51 percent support borrowing $1.3 billion to pay for roads, with 44 percent against. Sixty percent oppose making the Department of Natural Resources an advisory board only, while 30 percent support it.

Also, 54 percent oppose Walker’s plan eliminating enrollment limits in the private school voucher program.

The poll of 803 registered voters between April 7 and April 10 had a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.