by Bob Geary
PPP's analysis and a copy of the poll itself, with breakdowns by partisan registration (Dems, GOP, independents) can be read on their blog. Overall, says PPP's Tom Jensen, neither side in the school board wars is in a position to claim a mandate just yet.
Key findings: Democrats (69%) and independents (65%) think the school board majority should figure out how much its policy changes will cost before plunging in. Republicans? Not as many (49%). In other words, only half of the normally tight-fisted GOP crowd want a pricetag on these changes they like so much.
And if, indeed, these changes DO cost more? Well, Democrats would be opposed (56-26%), and independent split (33-32% opposed). But Republicans would be OK with spending more of the taxpayers' money for what they want — by 43-27%.