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Voter surveys must be neutral and without bias, pollsters say
Voter surveys must be neutral and without bias, pollsters say

Conducting surveys of voters' attitudes on such controversial issues as teacher tenure, layoffs and seniority can be challenging and needs to be handled with neutrality and without bias, according to the bipartisan team that handled a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and The Times released a poll this month that found that state voters oppose certain specific and strong teacher job protections in California. Most voters said that teachers receive tenure too quickly. They also preferred that, during periods of budget cuts, layoffs of instructors should be based more on performance rather than seniority. Unions...

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