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Poll Shows Utahns Support Teacher Raises

Poll Shows Utahns Support Teacher Raises

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(KSL News) Most Utahns want teachers to get a raise. That's according to a new Dan Jones poll for KSL-TV and the Deseret Morning News.

Where should money from state surplus be allocated?

Teacher Salaries - 66%
Cutting Taxes - 15%
Other worthy state programs - 6%
Other - 10%
Don't Know - 2%

Source: Dan Jones and Associates
Margin of Error - +/- 5 percent

Two-thirds of those surveyed said they want the state surplus to go toward teacher pay. Fifteen percent want the extra money for a tax cut. Six percent said it should be spent on other state programs.

Governor Jon Huntsman has said his top priority for the surplus is teacher raises. He says right now, many make nearly $5,000 less than teachers in nearby states.

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