Albany, NY - A new poll shows New Yorkers are closely divided on the Common Core curriculum.

“The poll shows 45% of voters are confident the standards will better prepare students for college and careers and 49% not confident,” says Sienna College Pollster Steve Greenberg.

Among upstate voters only 36% have confidence that the Common Core is going to improve graduation standads; 60% are not confident.

About a third of voters think Common Core standards are too demanding, while about one-quarter think they are not demanding enough.

More than half say there is too much testing in public schools, while 12 percent say there is not enough.