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  • Civitas Poll: N.C. Voters Say Show Photo ID to Vote

    Raleigh, N.C. – Nearly eight in 10 voters agree that a person who wishes to vote should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to vote, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Seventy-seven percent of voters in North Carolina agree that a person who wishes to vote should […]

  • Civitas Poll: Majority of Voters Support Marriage Amendment

    Raleigh, N.C. – A majority, 62 percent, of North Carolina voters say they support a constitutional amendment that establishes marriage between one man and woman as the only recognized domestic legal union in the state. Sixty-two percent of respondents said they support a constitutional amendment that says marriage between one man and one woman is […]

  • Civitas Poll: Obama Losing to Candidates Romney and Perry in N.C.

    Raleigh, N.C. – In the swing state of North Carolina, a new poll by the Civitas Institute reveals that if the election for President was today, Democrat Barack Obama would lose to either Republican candidate Mitt Romney or Rick Perry. Romney currently leads as the choice among North Carolina voters as 50 percent said they […]

  • Civitas Poll: McCrory Still Leads Perdue

    Raleigh, N.C. – Despite not announcing he is running for governor, Republican Pat McCrory leads Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue by nine percent among North Carolina voters. Forty-seven percent of voters said they would vote for McCrory if the election for governor was today and the candidates were McCrory and Perdue.  Thirty-eight percent would vote for […]

  • Civitas Poll: N.C. Voters Negative on Economy

    Raleigh, N.C. – Attitudes among North Carolina voters remain bleak concerning the economy as most say it will take at least two years or more for the recession to end. Eighty-six percent of voters think recovery is more than one year away while 62 percent said they think it will take over two years for […]

  • Civitas Poll: Perdue Sees Lowest Approval Ratings in Nearly Two Years

    Raleigh, N.C. – Despite satisfactory ratings for her handling of the Hurricane Irene disaster, Gov. Bev Perdue’s job approval rating is at its lowest percentage among North Carolina voters in nearly two years. Forty-two percent of North Carolina voters said they approve of the job Bev Perdue is doing as governor.  Forty-eight percent said they […]

  • Statewide Poll Shows N.C. Voters Want State Employees to Contribute More to Benefits

    Raleigh, N.C. - Three years into a state fiscal crisis, polling data reveals that North Carolina registered voters support a policy of asking state government employees to contribute more to their health benefits, and also support a significant reform to the state’s pension system. The polling results also reveal significant voter opposition to increasing taxes […]

  • Civitas Poll: Unaffiliated Voters Support Death Penalty by More Than 2 to 1

    Raleigh, N.C. – North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters continue to support the death penalty for First-degree murder. Sixty-two percent of unaffiliated voters support the death penalty for First-degree murder while 30 percent oppose it.  Seven percent of voters said they do not know or have no opinion. These numbers are statistically unchanged from an August 2010 […]

  • Civitas Poll: Among Unaffiliated Voters, GOP Down from 2010, but Still Lead on Generic Ballot

    Raleigh, N.C. – While having seen a drop in support since 2010, Republicans still hold the generic ballot lead among North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters. When asked for whom they would vote if the election for state legislature were held today, 32 percent of respondents said the Republican candidate while 29 percent said they would vote […]

  • Civitas Poll: Unaffiliated Voters Want More Choice in Education

    Raleigh, N.C. – Six in 10 unaffiliated voters in North Carolina want to allow more choice in K-12 education for parents and children. Sixty-one percent of the state’s unaffiliated voters said giving parents more choice in K-12 education will improve education for students and that North Carolina should move towards allowing more choice for parents […]

  • Civitas Poll: N.C. Unaffiliated Voters Not Keen on D.C. Politicians

    Raleigh, N.C. – A new poll released by the Civitas Institute shows North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters are not too fond of D.C. politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and John Boehner. Among all D.C. politicians, President Barack Obama is viewed most positively among voters by a 46 percent favorable to 47 percent unfavorable margin.  […]

  • Civitas Poll: Unaffiliated Voters Back Term Limits for Legislative Leaders

    Raleigh, N.C. – A majority, 67 percent, of unaffiliated North Carolina voters support limiting the terms of state House and Senate leaders, according to a new poll released by the Civitas Institute. Sixty-seven percent of unaffiliated voters said they would support amending the North Carolina Constitution to limit anyone from serving more than two terms […]

  • Civitas Poll: Support for Offshore Drilling Increases among Unaffiliated Voters

    Raleigh, N.C. – Sixty percent of unaffiliated voters in North Carolina support offshore drilling, according to a new poll released by the Civitas Institute. According to the live caller poll of 400 unaffiliated general election voters, 60 percent said they support drilling for oil and natural gas off the coast of North Carolina.  Thirty-two percent […]

  • Civitas Poll: N.C. Unaffiliated Voter Opinion Static on Obama Job Performance

    Raleigh, N.C. – Amidst ongoing economic woes and record unemployment, unaffiliated voter opinion in North Carolina of Barack Obama’s job performance has not changed since last year. Forty-four percent of the state’s unaffiliated voters said they approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing as president.  Fifty-two percent said they disapprove and five percent […]

  • Civitas Poll: Unaffiliated Voters Blame Both Parties for Credit Downgrade

    Raleigh, N.C. – Over half, 52 percent, of North Carolina’s unaffiliated voters blame both political parties equally for the recent Standard & Poor credit downgrade, according to a poll released today by the Civitas Institute.  The poll also revealed they think excessive spending is most responsible for the crisis. The credit rating agency Standard & […]

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