Childrens Issues Must Be Included In Presidential Campaigns
October 5, 2012
By Kate Breslin
A new poll by the First Focus Campaign For Children shows that, among likely voters who have heard or seen the presidential candidates talk about children’s issues, nearly two-thirds (63%) feel the presidential campaigns should increase their focus on children’s issues.
The poll also found that 82% will consider a candidate’s position on federal budget issues affecting children (and 40% of those to a significant degree), when casting their November ballots.
With childhood poverty on the rise in New York State, it is imperative that candidates consider children’s needs – and discuss openly how they will address them if elected.