New polling shows Democrats are falling behind Republicans in regard to trust around education.
A recent EdTrends poll conducted by Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) in four battleground states reveals a significant shift in voter trust on education issues. Democrats, who once held a double-digit lead on this topic, have now fallen behind Republicans by 3 percentage points in states like Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina. The shift comes as voters express concerns over pandemic-induced learning loss and controversial curricula.
Republicans have made education a primary platform since the 2022 election cycle. Repealing affirmative action, restricting lessons around race, fighting student-loan forgiveness, and pushing back against LGBTQ initiatives and mask mandates has been a major priority for conservatives.