A majority of North Carolinians oppose Common Core standards. That’s one of the results of the March 2015 Civitas Poll.
By a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent North Carolinians oppose the Common Core Standards
Opposition to the standards is strong across the State. The only two regions that had less than 50 percent of respondents opposing the standards were the Triangle (47 percent) and the Southeast (46 percent). The four other regions of the state all oppose Common Core with percentages ranging from 51 to 64 percent.
With regard to party registration, 65 percent of Republicans oppose Common Core (24 percent favor). Democrats are almost evenly split on Common Core, with 44 percent favoring the standards and 43 percent opposing them. Among registered Independents 51 percent of respondents said they oppose Common Core (31 percent favor).
These numbers mirror national trend lines, which show a continued erosion of support for the controversial standards.
The poll is of 600 registered voters in North Carolina and was conducted Feb. 24-26, 2015.
See cross-tabs of March education poll questions here.