ALBANY, N.Y. – 49% of New Yorkers want Common Core implementation stopped in a Siena College poll taken on July 13-16th of 774 likely New York voters. Only 39% want to see the standards implemented. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.
60% of Republicans want to see the Common Core implementation stopped compared to 25% who support the Common Core. 47% of Democrats want to see the Common Core continued, but 40% do not. (Again this demonstrates Common Core opposition is not partisan.). 53% of independents want to see Common Core implementation stopped, while only 39% want to see it continued.
More moderates, conservatives, union households, non-union households, men, women, suburbanites, upstaters, whites, Catholics, and members of all age groups want to see the Common Core implementation stopped.
African Americans are the only group that overwhelmingly favor implementation of the Common Core by a 60% to 25% margin. Hispanics, and Protestants are divided. Liberals and Jewish voters both support the implementation of the Common Core by a seven and six point margin. Those who live in New York City support it by a 52% to 34% margin.
Those who make $50,000 or more a year oppose the implementation of the Common Core. Those who make less are split 45% to 45%.
Authored by Shane Vander Hart