May 2013 Poll Results

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  1. Do you feel things in North Carolina are generally headed in the right direction or have gotten off on the wrong track?
    • 41.1%
      Right Direction
    • 45.6%
      Wrong Track
    • 13.3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  2. And if the election for North Carolina State Legislature were held today, would you be voting for the:
    • 37.6%
      Republican candidate
    • 42.3%
      Democratic candidate
    • 6.3%
      Neither
    • 13.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  3. And, in the next election for US Senator from North Carolina, which of the following is more important to you? Would you rather...
    • 46.9%
      Elect a Republican who will be a check and balance to President Obama's policies and programs.
    • 42.3%
      Elect a Democrat who will support President Obama's programs and policies.
    • 10.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  4. Now please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of: The job Barack Obama is doing as president of the United States
    • 29.2%
      Strongly Approve
    • 17.6%
      Somewhat Approve
    • 9.5%
      Somewhat Disapprove
    • 40.6%
      Strongly Disapprove
    • 3.2%
      Don't Know/Refused
  5. ... the job that Pat McCrory is doing as Governor of North Carolina.
    • 22.7%
      Strongly Approve
    • 30.8%
      Somewhat Approve
    • 9.8%
      Somewhat Disapprove
    • 19.4%
      Strongly Disapprove
    • 17.2%
      Don't Know/Refused
  6. If the election for US Senate were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between: the Republican candidate or Kay Hagan, the Democrat?
    • 33.2%
      Definitely Republican
    • 7%
      Probably Republican
    • 2.7%
      Lean Republican
    • 12.8%
      Undecided
    • 2.3%
      Lean Hagan
    • 8.6%
      Probably Hagan
    • 31.2%
      Definitely Hagan
    • 2.3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  7. Thinking about the economy, in your opinion, how much longer do you think it will take for the economy to improve and the current recession to end? If you think the current recession has ended just say so.
    • 0.7%
      Under 6 months
    • 7.1%
      Between 6 months and a year
    • 19.2%
      Between 1 and 2 years
    • 53.6%
      Over 2 years
    • 10.3%
      Recession has ended
    • 9.1%
      Don't Know/Refused
  8. How would you rate your personal finances?
    • 13.4%
      Excellent
    • 39.3%
      Good
    • 28.4%
      Only fair
    • 15.9%
      Poor
    • 3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  9. Do you support or oppose the immigration legislation drafted by a group of eight US Senators that would increase border security, but also provide a method for some illegal immigrants who are contributing to society to stay in the country and attain citizenship?
    • 32.3%
      Strongly Support
    • 31.8%
      Somewhat Support
    • 5.5%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 17.4%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 12.9%
      Don't Know/Refused
  10. How much attention have you been paying to recent allegations about the IRS targeting, harassing and denying tax-exempt status to certain conservative and Tea Party groups or to recent allegations about the US Department of Justice seizing phone records of Associated Press reporters? Would you say you have been paying...
    • 38.5%
      A great deal of attention
    • 30.8%
      A moderate amount of attention
    • 21.2%
      Only a little bit of attention
    • 8.6%
      No attention at all
    • 0.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  11. Will the IRS allegations, Department of Justice seizure of phone records of reporters, or the continuing debate over what happened in Benghazi Libya make you more or less likely to vote in 2014?
    • 37.3%
      Much more likely
    • 9.3%
      Somewhat more likely
    • 0.7%
      Somewhat less likely
    • 0.8%
      Much less likely
    • 47.9%
      No Difference
    • 4%
      Don't Know/Refused
  12. Do you favor or oppose repealing President Obama's health care law also known as Obamacare?
    • 40.6%
      Strongly Favor
    • 7%
      Somewhat Favor
    • 8.8%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 36%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 7.6%
      Don't Know/Refused
  13. Do you support or oppose the IRS serving as the federal government's primary enforcement agency for ObamaCare compliance?
    • 8.8%
      Strongly Support
    • 12.3%
      Somewhat Support
    • 11.6%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 50.9%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 16.4%
      Don't Know/Refused
  14. Please tell me which of the following statements comes closest to your own opinion when it comes to the recent discussion of requiring voters to show photo ID when voting
    • 61%
      Some people support photo ID for vote eligibility because they say it is a common sense safeguard against in-person voter fraud.
    • 35.7%
      Other people say being required to present photo ID disenfranchises poor voters and minorities, and may even violate their constitutional rights to vote.
    • 3.3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  15. A proposed change to the North Carolina State Constitution will read "Constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement that persons present themselves for voter registration and read and write a section of the Constitution, both of which requirements have been prohibited by federal law." Would you vote for or against such an amendment?
    • 18.7%
      Definitely for
    • 11.8%
      Probably for
    • 10.1%
      Probably against
    • 38%
      Definitely against
    • 21.4%
      Don't Know/Refused
  16. Now I want to ask you about the policy of zero-based budgeting for state government. Under zero-based budgeting, every state agency would need to justify all of its spending each year, and budget writers would prioritize all spending on each program, and would allocate available funds to the highest priorities, regardless of how much was spent on the program the previous year. Do you favor or oppose legislation that would implement a system of zero-based budgeting for North Carolina?
    • 32.7%
      Strongly Favor
    • 19.6%
      Somewhat Favor
    • 9.5%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 18.1%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 20.2%
      Don't Know/Refused
  17. North Carolina's state Senate recently introduced a plan to significantly change North Carolina's tax code. Highlights of the plan include: changing the personal income tax to one flat rate of 4.5% while exempting the first $15,000 of family income; lowering the corporate tax rate to 6%, and lowering the sales tax, but expanding it to apply to more services. The plan would be phased in over the next three years. Do you favor or oppose the Senate's tax plan?
    • 26%
      Strongly Favor
    • 23.9%
      Somewhat Favor
    • 10.6%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 20.1%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 19.4%
      Don't Know/Refused
  18. In a proposal being considered that would reform North Carolina's income tax system the first 15 thousand dollars of any family's income would not be taxed. If there is an income tax in North Carolina should it apply to everyone or should some level of income be tax free?
    • 42.3%
      Applied to everyone
    • 49.1%
      Some level should be tax free
    • 8.6%
      Don't Know/Refused
  19. Occasionally, women undergoing abortions encounter medical problems that lead to complications or death. Many abortion doctors are not authorized to practice at a nearby hospital in case of such an emergency, thereby putting these women's health at risk. Do you favor or oppose a law that would require physicians performing an abortion to have hospital admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where an abortion is performed?
    • 43.8%
      Strongly Favor
    • 18.1%
      Somewhat Favor
    • 5.1%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 19.4%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 13.6%
      Don't Know/Refused
  20. Who in your opinion is best suited for setting policies about gun ownership...
    • 28%
      Federal government
    • 37.8%
      State governments
    • 21.4%
      Local governments
    • 12.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  21. Some states have passed or are considering laws to block federal gun regulations they consider unconstitutional. Do you favor or oppose your state blocking federal gun control laws it considers unconstitutional?
    • 39%
      Strongly Favor
    • 12.4%
      Somewhat Favor
    • 10%
      Somewhat Oppose
    • 28.9%
      Strongly Oppose
    • 9.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  22. Should states have the right to block any federal laws they disagree with on legal grounds?
    • 50.9%
      Yes
    • 41.1%
      No
    • 8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  23. In your opinion, do you feel the federal government currently operate within the limits established by the Constitution of the United States?
    • 44.1%
      Yes
    • 50.4%
      No
    • 5.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  24. In what year were you born?
    • 8.8%
      18-25
    • 13.1%
      26-40
    • 27.7%
      41-55
    • 19.7%
      56-65
    • 25.4%
      66+
    • 5.3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  25. In terms of political party, are you a Republican, Democrat or something else?
    • 22.4%
      Strong Republican
    • 11.3%
      Not So Strong Republican
    • 8.1%
      Not So Strong Democrat
    • 30.3%
      Strong Democrat
    • 25.4%
      Independent/unaffiliated/other
    • 0.3%
      Tea party
    • 2.2%
      Don't Know/Refused
  26. In terms of your current employment status, would you say you:
    • 10.9%
      Are self-employed
    • 27.7%
      Private company
    • 11.1%
      Work for Government
    • 5%
      Spouse/homemaker
    • 32%
      Are Retired
    • 8.8%
      Are Unemployed
    • 4.5%
      Don't Know/Refused
  27. If you were to label yourself, would you say you are a liberal, a moderate, or a conservative in your political beliefs?
    • 9.3%
      Very Liberal
    • 11.3%
      Somewhat Liberal
    • 31.3%
      Moderate
    • 17.6%
      Somewhat Conservative
    • 23.9%
      Very Conservative
    • 6.6%
      Don't Know/Refused
  28. Any which of the following best describes your current family situation:
    • 58.9%
      Married
    • 19.1%
      Single
    • 8.1%
      Divorced/separated
    • 9.6%
      Widowed
    • 4.3%
      Don't Know/Refused
  29. Multiple Choices Accepted: Do you or an immediate family member get any government benefits such as unemployment, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, VA benefits and so on?
    • 2.2%
      Yes, Unemployment
    • 34.5%
      Yes, Social Security
    • 21.1%
      Yes, Medicare
    • 5.8%
      Yes, Medicaid
    • 4.1%
      Yes, Food Stamps
    • 7.3%
      Yes, VA Benefits
    • 0.8%
      Yes, Other
    • 50.9%
      No
    • 3.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  30. Now I am going to read you a range of annual household incomes. When I get to the one that best describes your annual household income, just let me know and I will move on to the next question…
    • 9.1%
      Fifteen thousand dollars or less
    • 29.7%
      Between 15 and 60 thousand dollars
    • 16.1%
      Between 60 and 80 thousand dollars
    • 10.3%
      Between 80 and 100 thousand dollars
    • 12.6%
      Over 100 thousand dollars
    • 22.2%
      Don't Know/Refused
  31. If you have any stock investments are they worth less than $5,000 or more than $5,000?
    • 35%
      More than $5,000
    • 14.6%
      Less than $5,000
    • 38.6%
      No investments
    • 11.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  32. And are your stock investments worth less than $10,000 or more than $10,000? Asked of those indicating more than $5,000
    • 77.7%
      More than $10,000
    • 12.3%
      Less than $10,000
    • 10%
      Don't Know/Refused
  33. Which category best describes your race or ethnicity?
    • 69.8%
      White or Caucasian
    • 22.6%
      African-American or Black
    • 2.3%
      Hispanic or Latino
    • 1.3%
      Native American
    • 0.5%
      Asian or Pacific Islander
    • 1.7%
      Other
    • 1.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  34. Multiple Choices Accepted: And, does anyone in this household work for an advertising agency, newspaper, television or radio station, work in politics or government or blog about news or current events?
    • 0.5%
      Yes,newspaper
    • 4.1%
      Yes, politics/government
    • 0.3%
      Yes, television
    • 92.5%
      No
    • 2.8%
      Don't Know/Refused
  35. Gender
    • 47.1%
      Men
    • 52.9%
      Women
  36. Geographic area
    • 19.2%
      Charlotte
    • 14.8%
      Western
    • 16.9%
      Piedmont Triad
    • 20.1%
      Triangle
    • 12.1%
      Northeast
    • 16.9%
      Southeast
  37. Party registration
    • 33.7%
      Republican
    • 43%
      Democrat
    • 23.4%
      Independent/Other

This article was posted in Poll Results by Civitas Staff on July 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM.

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