June 2009 Poll Results

  1. Do you feel things in North Carolina are generally headed in the right direction or have gotten off on the wrong track?
    Right Direction 33%
    Wrong Track 54%
    Not sure 13%
  2. What is the biggest issue or problem facing North Carolina today?
    Improve Econ/Create Jobs 40%
    Hold down taxes/spending 19%
    Improve Public Education 17%
    Reduce Health Care Costs 4%
    Gov’t Corruption 9%
    Protecting Environment 2%
    Control Illegal Immigration 5%
    Not Sure 4%
  3. If the election for state legislature were held today, would you be voting:
    Democratic 41%
    Republican 36%
    Neither 7%
    Not Sure 17%
  4. Opinion of Barack Obama
    Favorable 61%
    Unfavorable 29%
    No Opinion 10%
  5. Opinion of Beverly Perdue
    Favorable 36%
    Unfavorable 38%
    No Opinion 22%
    Not Aware 3%
  6. Opinion of Richard Burr
    Favorable 31%
    Unfavorable 19%
    No Opinion 30%
    Not Aware 20%
  7. Opinion of Elaine Marshall
    Favorable 12%
    Unfavorable 7%
    No Opinion 25%
    Not Aware 55%
  8. Opinion of Mike McIntyre
    Favorable 13%
    Unfavorable 10%
    No Opinion 23%
    Not Aware 54%
  9. For each of the following, please tell me which political party in North Carolina, Democrat or Republican, will do a better job on each issue: Holding down taxes?
    Democratic 31%
    Republican 45%
    Neither 13%
    Not Sure 11%
  10. Creating jobs and growing the economy?
    Democratic 48%
    Republican 33%
    Neither 10%
    Not Sure 9%
  11. Fighting corruption in government?
    Democratic 41%
    Republican 25%
    Neither 23%
    Not Sure 11%
  12. Improving public education?
    Democratic 49%
    Republican 27%
    Neither 11%
    Not Sure 13%
  13. Reducing health care costs?
    Democratic 46%
    Republican 30%
    Neither 13%
    Not Sure 12%
  14. Controlling illegal immigration?
    Democratic 31%
    Republican 42%
    Neither 15%
    Not Sure 13%
  15. Which political party, Democrat or Republican, does former Mike Easley belong to?
    Democratic 61%
    Republican 19%
    Neither 19%
    Not Sure 13%
  16. How closely have you followed the stories involving former Governor Mike Easley: very closely, somewhat closely or not at all?
    Very Closely 13%
    Somewhat Closely 50%
    Not at all 36%
    Not Sure 1%
  17. If an elected official accepted free trips and use of a car and did not disclose or report it, should they be prosecuted for a crime?
    Yes 60%
    No 26%
    Not Sure 14%
  18. Do you support or oppose the following proposals to close the state’s budget deficit: Increase the state’s income tax?
    Support 24%
    Oppose 69%
    Not sure 6%
  19. Charge sales tax on services like car repair and home repair?
    Support 17%
    Oppose 79%
    Not sure 4%
  20. Charge sales tax on movie and concert tickets?
    Support 42%
    Oppose 53%
    Not sure 5%
  21. Raise taxes on small businesses?
    Support 5%
    Oppose 92%
    Not sure 3%
  22. Charge sales tax on shipping products through FedEx and UPS?
    Support 27%
    Oppose 67%
    Not sure 6%
  23. Other than road conditions, have you personally noticed any decline in state services this year?
    Yes 33%
    No 63%
    Not sure 4%
  24. Would you support or oppose a law banning retail and grocery stores from providing plastic bags to shoppers?
    Support 31%
    Oppose 58%
    Not sure 11%
    Refused <1%
  25. Do you believe taxes in North Carolina are too high, too low, or just about right for the services you receive?
    Too high 48%
    Too low 5%
    Just about right 42%
    Not sure 5%
  26. Do you think the public education system in North Carolina is better or worse than other states?
    Better 23%
    Worse 54%
    Not sure 23%
  27. Do you get your news about the North Carolina General Assembly from:
    Newspapers 31%
    TV 43%
    Radio 4%
    Internet 18%
    Don’t follow gov’t/politics 2%
    Not sure 1%
  28. Age Group
    18-25 5%
    26-40 20%
    41-55 32%
    56-65 20%
    66+ 23%
  29. Political Philosophy
    Very Liberal 9%
    Somewhat Liberal 15%
    Somewhat Conservative 24%
    Very Conservative 17%
    Moderate 33%
    Not sure 2%
    Refused <1%
  30. In your current employment status, are you:
    Self-Employed 12%
    Work for a Private co. 33%
    Work for Government 10%
    Spouse (Housewife) 6%
    Retired 30%
    Unemployed 9%
    Refused <1%
  31. National Heritage
    Caucasian 75%
    African-American 21%
    Hispanic <1%
    Native American 1%
    Other 3%
    Refused <1%
  32. Affiliation
    Democrat 47%
    Republican 36%
    Unaffiliated 17%
  33. Gender
    Male 47%
    Female 53%
  34. Geographic Area
    Charlotte 22%
    Western 14%
    Piedmont Triad 19%
    Triangle 19%
    Northeast 14%
    Southeast 13%
This article was posted in Poll Results by Civitas Staff on July 7, 2009 at 3:55 PM.

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