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Poll shows voters favor free tuition plan

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - The latest Vanderbilt University poll shows registered Tennessee voters overwhelmingly support Gov. Bill Haslam's program to cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate.

The poll, released on Wednesday, also shows a majority of support for Common Core education standards.

It shows that 86 percent of voters support Haslam's free tuition plan and that 58 percent are for the Common Core standards, which are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed for college and the workforce.

The poll was released a day after U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Nashville and once again lauded the state for its education reforms and continued academic improvement.

The poll of 1,245 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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