Franklin found that 76 percent of state residents support a tuition freeze. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have called for a freeze after learning of a $650 million budget surplus.
The state was divided, however, on cuts to Governor Scott Walker’s recommended $181 million increase to the UW System budget. Slightly more respondents (50 percent) supported maintaining the governor’s recommendations, while 44 percent favored reducing the proposed increase.
The poll also found that the state is deeply divided over the expansion of private school vouchers and public school funding, and the majority of respondents do not favor borrowing money to pay for highway projects as Governor Walker has proposed.