"Clearly there are people who are very interested in this and especially the opponents are very vocal and they’re very good at social media and very good at pushing these things out and that’s why we saw the traffic that we did," Schott said. "They were there and they wanted to make their opinions known."
Cherilyn Eagar, president of the American Leadership Fund and a former GOP congressional candidate, said she used social media to encourage her friends and followers to take part in the survey.
She said the results from Utah's political insiders reflect the general lack of understanding among the state's policymakers in regards to the Common Core.
"I just encourage more people to learn more about it and can very well assure people that if they do, we have both Democrats and Republicans who are concerned when they learn more," she said.