Results from the Civitas Institute’s latest poll released today indicates a majority of North Carolinians are certain they know which party controls Congress and the Governor’s office, but only half of the respondents said they are aware of who controls the General Assembly.
Lacking an adequate amount of time from which to judge elected officials, many voters in North Carolina seem to hold varying opinions of Barack Obama, Bev Perdue, and Kay Hagan, according to their political affiliation, as indicated by the latest Civitas’ Institute poll released today.
The recently formed and self-described "broad and diverse collection of non-profit organizations, service providers, and professional associations" calling itself Together NC is cherry-picking state spending data in an attempt to mislead lawmakers and North Carolinians that increased state spending “isn’t the problem” causing the current budget deficit.
According to the latest Civitas Institute poll, a majority of voters in North Carolina reject a proposed bill that has made its way before the N.C. House and Senate that calls for changing the length of General Assembly member terms from two years to four years.
North Carolina voters give the public schools system in the state a “C” grade when asked to evaluate the performance of public schools according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute.
A weeklong vacation in the Virgin Islands after only one month in the Governor’s Mansion does not seem to be hurting voters’ approval rates of the job North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) is doing in office, this according to the latest Civitas Institute poll.
Only half of North Carolina voters support the recently passed economic stimulus package passed by Congress and signed into law last week by President Barack Obama according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. According to the live caller poll of 600 voters, when asked if they supported or opposed the recently passed economic stimulus package, 50 percent of the voters responded they supported the bill while 36 percent opposed it. Thirteenpercent were unsure.
North Carolina voters’ support of defining marriage as between “one man and one woman” is stronger than ever according to Civitas Institute poll results released today.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (Guilford-D) begins her second month in the Senate with more voters unsure of what they think about her job performance than those who approve of it, according to the latest Civitas Institute poll results released today.
President Barack Obama’s action in pushing through the economic stimulus package has helped more North Carolina voters form an opinion on the early days of his Presidency according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Comparing unsure voters’ opinions of the last two months on Obama’s job performance to now, less than one in five have formulated no opinion of his executive leadership. In January, over one-third of voters had yet to form an opinion.
According to the Civitas Institute’s February poll results, the constitution of North Carolina and voters seem to agree the public should remain free to choose future Superintendents of Public Instruction in voting booths across the state despite a growing call for an amendment allowing the Governor the power of appointment for the office.
Gov. Perdue recently named Dr. Bill Harrison, superintendent of the Cumberland County Schools (CCS), to what the new Governor calls “the most important job in North Carolina.” In his new position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the North Carolina Public Schools, Harrison will manage staff at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and guide education policy for the North Carolina State Board of Education. The new position is intended to provide clear lines of responsibility and improve a policymaking process currently bogged down in uncertainty and bureaucracy.
Seventy percent view another transportation tax as unfavorable
As legislators settle into their offices on Jones Street in Raleigh, the latest polling conducted by the Civitas Institute indicates Democrats will open the legislative session with an advantage in public trust. Republicans, on the other hand, trail in that arena. Public perception of their ability to handle issues, ranging from holding down taxes to health care, is unlike previous General Assembly sessions.
North Carolina voters want bar and restaurant owners to have the ability to set their own smoking policy according to a new poll released today by Civitas Institute.