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Siena Poll: NY’ers split on Common Core, think NY on better path than U.S.

Siena Poll: NY’ers split on Common Core, think NY on better path than U.S.

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New Yorkers are nearly split down the middle when it comes to the implementation of Common Core standards in our schools.

Monday’s Siena Poll shows a regional and partisan split on whether implementation should move forward or be stopped.

Pollster Steve Greenberg says a similar question was asked in March regarding a two year moratorium on implementation, and the numbers are nearly the same.

The poll released Monday also finds New York voters believe the State is on a better track than the country as a whole.

Greenberg says by a 49-40 percent margin, likely voters say New York is on the right track.

He believes that’s because people are happy with state government.

Greenberg says the reason for the belief that the Country is headed in the wrong direction is that polled Independents and Republicans aren’t fond of the work of President Obama.

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