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New Boise State Poll Reveals Most Idaho Residents Encouraged By State's Direction

Boise State University has revived a longtime poll.

For 21 years between 1990 and 2011, Boise State offered an annual glimpse into the mindset of the Idaho electorate. On Monday, the university’s new School of Public Service announced a 2016 version.

Among the findings: That 57 percent of Idahoans say the state is generally on the right track. About the same percentage say education is their first or second legislative priority this year.  And two-thirds of those polled say the current tax rate is about right, while roughly one in five say Idaho taxes are too high.

“The sample included 39.2 percent self-identified Republicans, 36.5 percent independents, and 17.4 percent Democrats. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent. It is important to note this was conducted among all adults, not likely voters or registered voters. About 40 percent of the respondents were contacted via their cell phone number.” - Boise State University

A private polling company in Boise conducted the survey of 1000 Idaho residents between January 11th and 15th.

The university will release full results at the Idaho Capitol Monday morning.

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