2012PollToplinesA new poll shows that voters want candidates to focus more on children. In fact, nearly two-thirds feel the 2012 presidential campaigns should increase their focus on children’s issues. The survey also found that bipartisan majorities, including Tea Party supporters and fiscal conservatives, oppose budget cuts to critical investments in children’s health, education, and safety.

Public Opinion Strategies — a nationally-recognized opinion research firm that works with Republican campaigns and in corporate and public affairs — completed the poll for the First Focus Campaign for Children in mid-September, 2012. This document summarizes the “topline” results. A related Public Opinion Strategies memo underscores key findings from the poll.

First Focus Campaign for Children completed an additional analysis of responses from likely Latino voters, which can be found here.