Voter Demand

Quality early childhood education is the one issue on which Democrats, Republicans and Independents agree. A recent bi-partisan national poll shows overwhelming support for early childhood education—and a desire for Congress to act within two years to ensure that America’s children get a strong start in life.


The majority of voters across the political spectrum support early childhood education.

  • 60%Republicans
  • 68%Independents
  • 84%Democrats

Source: Public Opinion Strategies • Hart Research Associates.

71% of voters 

Want to spend now to get later economic
gains from early childhood education

Learn more about the national poll results—download these resources:

83% of North Carolina voters

say investments in early childhood education would help North Carolina’s economy

Learn more about the North Carolina poll results—download these resources:

64% of Ohio voters 

want more federal investment to help states expand access to quality early childhood programs

Learn more about the Ohio poll results—download these resources:

54% of Florida voters 

are more likely to vote for candidates who support investments in early learning

Learn more about the Florida poll results—download these resources:

Colorado voters of all parties 

support greater investments in the state’s early childhood programs

Learn more about the Colorado poll results—download these resources: