Gallup: Bad economy hits many school budgets

A majority of that 32 percent (28 percent of the total) believe the cuts will harm their child's education.

The reaction cut across all income levels. 

"While one might assume that wealthier communities are faring best in this regard, parents with annual household incomes above $75,000 are no less likely than those with lower incomes to say their child's school is facing major cuts," states a release on the poll. 

There is, however, a partisan divide on the issue. 

"Republicans and those who lean Republican [are] significantly more likely than Democrats or Democratic leaners to say their students' schools are avoiding spending cuts," the release states. "While other demographic factors may be in play, Republicans' general aversion to federal government spending may also play a role in their responses."

Over half of all parents polled (59 percent) say their child's school has been able to avoid budget cuts.

The poll was conducted between Aug. 5-8, before President Obama signed into law the $26 billion spending bill that includes $10 billion in teacher aid.