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Majority of Kansans supported speech; conservatives didn't

Despite all the noise, 60 percent of Kansans surveyed thought it was appropriate for President Obama to speak to schoolchildren Tuesday on the importance of taking responsibility for their own education, according to a SurveyUSA poll co-sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12. However, among self-identified Kansas conservatives, 55 percent thought the speech was inappropriate, and 32 percent of conservatives said they would choose to keep their children at home rather than have them hear the speech at school.