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Suffolk Poll: College Admissions Has Always Been Rigged

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By    |   Wednesday, 20 March 2019 11:52 AM EDT

News the college system is rigged after a bribery bust is not news at all, because a large majority of Americans in the latest USA Today/Suffolk University poll felt that way even without the alleged illegality.

"Respondents in the poll are saying money talks, and they don't like it," according to David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk Political Research Center. "Across all demographics, Americans find college admissions unfairly favor the wealthy and the well connected."

Just 19 percent of registered voters considered the process of college admissions generally fair, while a 67-percent majority see it as unfairly favoring the wealthy and well-connected, according to the poll.

"It has been controlled by the dollars and controlled by the rich," Hosie Ward, 73, a retired accountant from Washington, D.C., told USA Today. "I'm just happy that at least it's reported."Recent arrests of Hollywood actresses and business executives allege they have bribed to cheat on test scores and work their kids into admission to prestigious institutions by faking their way in as nonscholarship athletes for sports they never intend to play, or have never played in some cases.

"If you're a millionaire, you can get your kids to the front of the class," Robert Lynch, 62, of Selden, New York, who participated in the poll, told pollsters.

Conducted by the Suffolk University Political Research Center, 1,000 registered voters were surveyed between March 13-March 17 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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News the college system is rigged after a bribery bust is not news at all, because a large majority of Americans in the latest USA Today/Suffolk University poll felt that way even without the alleged illegality.
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