The majority of Americans do not support the controversial set of Common Core educational standards, according to a new poll published by Gallup Wednesday.
Despite a poll earlier this year that showed 52 percent of public school parents support the standards, Gallup’s latest poll showed quite the opposite.
59 percent of surveyed Americans oppose the standards with just 33 percent supporting them. 7 percent of Americans were unsure or refused to state how they felt.
When broken down on party lines, the numbers shifted. 76 percent of polled Republicans oppose the standards, while 53 percent of Democrats support the Common Core.
Of those contacted by Gallup, 17 percent said they knew a “great deal” about the controversial educational standards, while 30 percent said they knew a “fair amount.” 34 percent had “only a little” knowledge and 19 percent knew “nothing at all” about the Common Core.
Gallup conducted the poll by surveying 1,001 adults over the age of 18-years-old. The individuals were polled over the telephone between May 29 through June 20.
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