‘We do have things in common’: New poll shows what Arizona voters agree on

Nearly 75% of poll respondents said that early, in-person voting should be offered over several weeks leading up to elections.

By Sasha Hupka | Arizona Republic

Arizona voters overwhelmingly agree on increasing teacher pay, creating a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, securing the state’s water future and more, according to a new poll.

The survey, from the Center for the Future of Arizona in conjunction with HighGround Public Affairs, suggests that voters across the political spectrum show similarities in what issues they care about.

It resulted in the Arizona Voters’ Agenda, a list of policy points reflecting voter priorities that the center created for political leaders and candidates. 

Sybil Francis, the president and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, said the list aims to counter narratives of political division.

“We may not agree on everything, but we do have things in common,” she said.

“The first step is to agree that we all want to get to similar outcomes, and until you know that, we’re just going to be in gridlock.”

For a policy point to make it onto the list, it needed a majority of respondents to indicate that they strongly supported the issue. In addition, the issue needed more than 50% support among every political affiliation and age group surveyed.

Read the full report: Arizona Voters’ Agenda

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