Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Education Spending Backed Over Tax Cuts in N.M. Poll.

Byline: Copyright [c] 2000 Albuquerque Journal By Loie Fecteau Journal Politics Writer

New Mexico voters, by a margin of nearly four to one, would rather spend surplus state budget money on education than cut taxes, according to a Journal poll.

"A vast majority of New Mexico's registered voters would prefer any potential surpluses go to education rather than back into their pockets," said Journal pollster Brian Sanderoff.

Voters were asked this question: "If the state government has a budget surplus next year, should most of the money go for tax cuts or for education?"

Seventy percent of the registered voters polled said most budget surplus money should go for education, while 19 percent said it should go for tax cuts. …

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