Parents are not optimistic schools will be open Tuesday

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

A new Angus Reid poll has support for teachers and the government more or less evenly split.

The online poll finds 36% support the teachers while 35% support the government.

23% don’t support either side.

Angus Reid says it support for teachers is on a downward trend compared to support levels from past polls.

However if you look at people who have kids in the school system support for teachers increases somewhat to 38%.

While 34% of parents and caregivers support the province.

Most telling is that the survey finds 89% of those polled say there is no chance a deal will be reached and schools will be open on Tuesday.

As far as economic impacts the poll found about half of those asked said the dispute would an be a hit for parents and families.

17% of those asked who have kids in the education system say they have the financial means to get by for few days or a week or two while 8% say they will not be able to manage if the strike keeps their kids at home as of next week.

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