[close]

While you make your giving decisions this Christmas Season, I hope you'll keep the Civitas Institute in mind.

We're here every single day, fighting for small, accountable government, and working to diminish the influence of the liberal Left in our state.

We don’t take government funds, and we won’t ever take stolen taxpayer money. We go out and ask for it, and now I'm asking you.

If you like our work and you think our mission is valuable, will you help keep us in the fight?

Donate Tax Deductible

April 2012 GOP Primary Survey

This poll and the Republican primary survey were each of 400 registered voters who were likely primary voters in their respective primaries in North Carolina and was conducted between April 30 and May 2, 2012 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered 2012 primary election voters in North Carolina. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past two primary elections (2008, 2010) or be newly registered to vote since May 1, 2010.

The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95 percent of the time, results from 400 interviews (registered voters) will be within +- 4.9% of the “True Values.” True Values refer to the results obtained if it were possible to interview every person in North Carolina who had voted in at least one of the past two primary elections or is newly registered to vote since May 1, 2010.

Crosstabs for this poll are available to members. To see them, Login here.
If you are not a Civitas Member, please register today!
  1. Do you generally consider yourself to be…
    • 61.5%
      A strong Republican
    • 17.5%
      A not so strong Republican
    • 21%
      Unaffiliated or independent
  2. Thinking about next week's Primary elections... First, have you already voted, either by absentee mail or in-person at a one-stop early voting site, or are you planning to vote at your polling place on Election Day?
    • 0.5%
      Already voted by mail
    • 10%
      Already voted in-person at a one-stop early voting site
    • 0.5%
      Plan on voting by mail
    • 16%
      Plan on voting in-person at a one-stop early voting site
    • 73%
      Plan on voting at a polling place on election day
  3. And can you please tell me who you voted for President?Asked of those who have already voted
    • 54.8%
      Mitt Romney
    • 11.9%
      Newt Gingrich
    • 7.1%
      Ron Paul
    • 2.4%
      Rick Santorum
    • 11.9%
      No preference
    • 2.4%
      Other
    • 9.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  4. And can you please tell me who you voted for Lieutenant Governor? Asked of those who have already voted
    • 21.4%
      Dale Folwell
    • 9.5%
      Dan Forest
    • 11.9%
      Tony Gurley
    • 4.8%
      Grey Mills
    • 2.4%
      Arthur Rich
    • 7.1%
      Other
    • 42.9%
      Don't Know/Refused
  5. And can you please tell me who you voted for State Auditor? Asked of those who have already voted
    • 4.8%
      Greg Dority
    • 16.7%
      Debra Goldman
    • 4.8%
      Fern Shubert
    • 7.1%
      Rudy Wright
    • 14.3%
      Other
    • 52.4%
      Don't Know/Refused
  6. And can you please tell me who you voted for Superintendent of Public Instruction? Asked of those who have already voted
    • 7.1%
      David Scholl
    • 16.7%
      John Tedesco
    • 7.1%
      Richard Alexander
    • 2.4%
      Mark Crawford
    • 16.7%
      Other
    • 50%
      Don't Know/Refused
  7. And, on a scale of one to ten, how likely do you think you are to vote in the May 8th Republican Primary election? One means you are not at all likely to vote, five means there is a 50-50 chance you will vote, and ten means it is certain that you will vote in the Primary in May. Remember you can use any number between one and ten. Asked of those who have not yet voted
    • 87.4%
      10
    • 3.1%
      9
    • 3.4%
      8
    • 0.8%
      7
    • 1.1%
      6
    • 4.2%
      5
  8. How enthusiastic are you to vote in the May GOP Primary? Asked of those who have not yet voted
    • 61.5%
      Very enthusiastic
    • 26.8%
      Somewhat enthusiastic
    • 9.2%
      Not very enthusiastic
    • 1.7%
      Not at all enthusiastic
    • 0.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  9. And, thinking for a moment about things in North Carolina…. do you feel that things in North Carolina are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track?
    • 19.5%
      Right Direction
    • 69.3%
      Wrong Track
    • 11.3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  10. Do you support or oppose a constitutional amendment that says: "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State?"
    • 71%
      Strongly Support
    • 6.8%
      Somewhat Support
    • 3.5%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 12.3%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 6.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  11. Now I am going to read you a list of people active in politics. After I read each name, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of that person. If you never heard of them, just tell me and we’ll go on to the next one…the first one is Bev Perdue:
    • 5.3%
      Very Favorable
    • 9.3%
      Somewhat Favorable
    • 20%
      Somewhat Unfavorable
    • 55.3%
      Very Unfavorable
    • 6.5%
      Heard of, no opinion
    • 3.8%
      Never heard of
  12. Pat McCrory
    • 42%
      Very Favorable
    • 25.5%
      Somewhat Favorable
    • 6%
      Somewhat Unfavorable
    • 3%
      Very Unfavorable
    • 15%
      Heard of, no opinion
    • 8.5%
      Never heard of
  13. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?
    • 4.3%
      Strongly Approve
    • 6.8%
      Somewhat Approve
    • 10.3%
      Somewhat Disapprove
    • 75.8%
      Strongly Disapprove
    • 3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  14. If the Republican Primary for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between: Asked of those who have not yet voted
    • 43.9%
      Definitely Romney
    • 12.3%
      Probably Romney
    • 1.7%
      Lean Romney
    • 6.7%
      Definitely Gingrich
    • 1.1%
      Probably Gingrich
    • 5.6%
      Definitely Paul
    • 2.8%
      Probably Paul
    • 0.6%
      Lean Paul
    • 8.4%
      Definitely Santorum
    • 3.9%
      Probably Santorum
    • 3.9%
      No preference
    • 6.4%
      Hard undecided
    • 0.8%
      Other
    • 2%
      Don't Know/Refused
  15. If the Republican Primary for Lieutenant Governor were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between: Asked of those who have not yet voted
    • 6.4%
      Definitely Folwell
    • 5.3%
      Probably Folwell
    • 1.4%
      Lean Folwell
    • 6.1%
      Definitely Forest
    • 3.9%
      Probably Forest
    • 1.4%
      Lean Forest
    • 2%
      Definitely Gurley
    • 3.6%
      Probably Gurley
    • 0.3%
      Lean Gurley
    • 2.8%
      Definitely Mills
    • 2.2%
      Probably Mills
    • 0.6%
      Lean Mills
    • 0.3%
      Definitely Rich
    • 0.8%
      Probably Rich
    • 55%
      Hard undecided
    • 0.3%
      Other
    • 7.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  16. If the Republican Primary for State Auditor were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between: Asked of those who have not yet voted
    • 0.6%
      Definitely DeBragga
    • 0.6%
      Probably DeBragga
    • 3.4%
      Definitely Dority
    • 2.8%
      Probably Dority
    • 0.6%
      Lean Dority
    • 2.5%
      Definitely Goldman
    • 2.8%
      Probably Goldman
    • 1.1%
      Lean Goldman
    • 0.6%
      Definitely Shubert
    • 0.3%
      Probably Shubert
    • 2.2%
      Definitely Wright
    • 0.6%
      Probably Wright
    • 0.3%
      Lean Wright
    • 73.5%
      Hard undecided
    • 1.4%
      Other
    • 7%
      Don't Know/Refused
  17. If the Republican Primary for Superintendent of Public Instruction were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between: Asked of those who have not yet voted
    • 1.4%
      Definitely Martin
    • 1.1%
      Probably Martin
    • 0.8%
      Definitely Scholl
    • 1.4%
      Probably Scholl
    • 1.1%
      Lean Scholl
    • 5.9%
      Definitely Tedesco
    • 3.1%
      Probably Tedesco
    • 0.6%
      Lean Tedesco
    • 2%
      Definitely Alexander
    • 2.5%
      Probably Alexander
    • 0.8%
      Lean Alexander
    • 1.7%
      Definitely Crawford
    • 1.4%
      Probably Crawford
    • 0.6%
      Lean Crawford
    • 67.6%
      Hard undecided
    • 1.1%
      Other
    • 7%
      Don't Know/Refused
  18. In what year were you born?
    • 1.5%
      18-25
    • 9.3%
      26-40
    • 24.8%
      41-55
    • 25.3%
      56-65
    • 31.3%
      66+
    • 8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  19. In terms of your current employment status, would you say you…
    • 11%
      Are self-employed
    • 21.5%
      Work for a private company
    • 6.8%
      Work for Government
    • 6.8%
      Are a Spouse (homemaker)
    • 43.5%
      Are Retired
    • 6%
      Are Unemployed
    • 4.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  20. When it comes to the Tea Party, please tell me which of the following comes closest to your membership...
    • 4.5%
      I am a member of the tea party
    • 62.5%
      I am not a member of the tea party, but I support it
    • 21.5%
      I am not a member of the tea party, and I do not support it
    • 11.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  21. If you were to label yourself, would you say you are a liberal, a moderate, or a conservative in your political beliefs?
    • 1.5%
      Very Liberal
    • 2.5%
      Somewhat Liberal
    • 16.8%
      Moderate
    • 24%
      Somewhat Conservative
    • 50.3%
      Very Conservative
    • 5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  22. Which category best describes your race or ethnicity?
    • 93.8%
      White or Caucasian
    • 0.5%
      African-American or Black
    • 0.8%
      Hispanic or Latino
    • 2.5%
      Native American
    • 0.8%
      Asian or Pacific Islander
    • 1.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  23. Now I am going to read you a range of annual household incomes. When I get to the one that best describes you annual household income, just let me know and I will move on to the next question…
    • 8.3%
      Twenty five thousand dollars or less
    • 17.8%
      Between 25 and 50 thousand dollars
    • 16.5%
      Between 50 and 75 thousand dollars
    • 14%
      Between 75 and 100 thousand dollars
    • 9.3%
      Between 100 and 150 thousand dollars
    • 3.8%
      Between 150 and 200 thousand dollars
    • 2.8%
      Over 200 thousand dollars
    • 27.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  24. Gender
    • 50%
      Men
    • 50%
      Women
  25. Geographic area
    • 20.3%
      Charlotte
    • 17.5%
      Western
    • 23.3%
      Piedmont Triad
    • 18.8%
      Triangle
    • 8.8%
      Northeast
    • 11.5%
      Southeast

This article was posted in Poll Results by Civitas Staff on May 25, 2012 at 11:54 AM.

© 2011 The Civitas Institute. Visit us on the web at www.nccivitas.org.
This article can be found at http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/april-2012-gop-primary-survey/

Comments on this article

No Comments Yet...

Leave a Reply

Sorry, due to spammers you must have Javascript enabled to make comments.