A recent telephone poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters show 34 percent of those with children of elementary or secondary school age now favor requiring all schools nationwide to meet the same Common Core education standards. But 47 percent oppose the imposition of the national standards, compared to 32 percent in the previous survey. Little changed are the 19 percent who are undecided.
Thirty-seven percent of those with school-age children think the Common Core standards are at least somewhat likely to improve student performance, but 54 percent consider that unlikely.
Among all Americans, 41 percent now favor requiring that all schools nationwide meet the same Common Core standards, while 36 percent are opposed and 23 percent are undecided.
While 40 percent think the new standards are likely to improve student performance, 44 percent consider that unlikely, with 13 percent believing they are very likely to improve student performance and while 19 percent who think they are not at all likely to do so. Seventeen percent are not sure.