Most Michigan residents support implementing Common Core State Standards, according to a new poll.
The survey by Public Opinion Strategies and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research shows that 62 percent had heard little or nothing about Common Core, but from what they had heard, 44 percent had a favorable view and 33 percent were unfavorable.
After pollsters provided a description of Common Core Standards support rose to 71 percent.
The poll showed, however, that most residents were satisfied with what the schools are doing now. Forty-two percent said some changes could be made and 14 percent said schools are working well. Twenty-three percent wanted major changes and 15 percent said a major overhaul was necessary.
The poll of 600 registered voters was conducted August 27-29 and had an error margin of plus or minus 4 percentage points.