Education More Important Than Immigration for Hispanics
Beck Research results say that Hispanics put improving education in grades K-12 as one of their critical issues. Beck Research performed a survey for the Hispanic CREO group and the American Federation for Children. The survey was directed to potential Hispanic voters in the upcoming November election from five battleground states with large populations of Hispanic voters – Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Florida and Arizona.
Hispanic voters indicated that improving the education for K-12 needed to be a priority for local and state governments. Reforming the immigration policy, as a priority scored lower than education for the Hispanic voters. Actually, immigration reform was the lowest scored issue for priority compared to four other issues that were presented to Hispanic voters.
The results from the poll showed that immigration remains important in the community but it is not any longer the most important issue. Among Hispanic voters, the highest priority of all was creating jobs and helping to improve the economy.
When the choice was given of focusing just on improving the economy versus making education better to help the economy, 53% of the Hispanic voters thought that improving education across the board in the country is crucial in helping to improve the economy. Just 44% of those surveyed believe that improving the economy should be the biggest priority of all.
Over 58% of those surveyed said they would like to listen to the candidates speak about improving the country’s education. Just 37% said they would prefer to hear other topics before education.