October 2010 Poll Verbatim Answers

The following are the verbatim answers to questions 17 and 18 of Civitas’ October 2010 poll.

17. If Republicans win control of the North Carolina legislature, what action would you like them to take first?

  • bring some jobs to the state
  • Bring jobs to the State.
  • Bring more jobs to the area.
  • bringing jobs back
  • create more job
  • create employment in the community
  • create jobs & help country financially
  • create jobs and repeal health care reform
  • create jobs and take away welfare
  • Create jobs to boost the economy
  • create jobs, because of the unemplooyment rate is very high, lowering taxes, becaue the taxes are real high here
  • create jobs, I hold a strong feeling I have overcome lays offs and      sending jobs overseas. I don’t like to see jobs overseas
  • creating jobs and improving economy
  • creating jobs, just because there are so many people and unemployed, more education, more teachers, regulate the education across the board
  • creating more jobs and getting economy back in order
  • Creating more jobs. Improving Economy.
  • do something to create jobs and get more industry back in N.C.
  • do the job they are hired for, i don’t think it comes down to     democrat or republican I think they should it a matter of party   loyalty and lobbyist
  • employment
  • encourage the start of more employment
  • Fix the state of jobs
  • Get jobs back
  • get jobs for people
  • get more jobs in nc
  • get new jobs in the area
  • Get some jobs to the area.
  • get the jobs in order again. we need jobs
  • get us some more jobs and some more money
  • gets jobs for people
  • Help people get jobs.
  • i would like for them to get the ball rolling with making jobs available , people need jobs to feel secure
  • I would like to see where they would less likely to make small business       to create jobs, because that is how our economy grows. we exporting   more and there are not jobs being created
  • Improve jobs in North Carolina
  • improving jobs and economy
  • increase jobs, and keep federal and state spending down.
  • increasing jobs in the u.s.
  • job creation
  • jobs -stop outsourcing them
  • jobs for the state
  • jobs increased
  • jobs, creating more jobs for people and that people that are out of work, I would like to see some of the abortion issues don’t come in our state. I don’t like to see Jesus and in prayer
  • jobs, get more jobs in North Carolina
  • jobs, more jobs in North Carolina
  • lower unemployment by creating more jobs
  • make more jobs
  • More people being put to work
  • pro administration for looking for jobs. Helping the poor.
  • promoting business
  • put a stop to overspending, and gain jobs.
  • put employment first
  • put people back to work
  • rising jobs
  • see that people get jobs
  • start trying to get jobs back
  • take care of unemployment
  • that more jobs become available
  • the jobs issues, creating more jobs, some of the wasteful spending, putting money project of more special interest instead of the population
  • they can do more for the people so they can get back to work
  • they got to make a move full employment, that is the key to solve the setback were in right now
  • they should take actions to give people back their jobs
  • to help produce more jobs, and look at the areas that need more cutting.
  • to increase jobs
  • to work on jobs
  • try to find jobs for people and reduce healthcare costs
  • try to get more jobs for people
  • trying to find more jobs in North Carolina
  • work on getting more jobs and improving the economy in the state
  • work with dems
  • boost economy
  • Creating jobs for the economy.
  • deal with economy & create jobs
  • Do something about our Economy. Build more, improve the roads and drainage.
  • Economy in Jobs
  • get control of economy
  • Get more jobs in the economy better
  • get the economy back to working
  • help economy
  • help the economy
  • I think to help the economy if there were jobs, North Carolina has the highest unemployment rate, I think lack of jobs causes more problems overall it effects the economy our economy would turn around if there were jobs
  • improving the economy
  • improving the economy creating jobs
  • I think they need to work on the economy
  • jobs and the economy
  • take action on the economy and get jobs here
  • take on the economy
  • the economy find us jobs
  • the economy in N.C. because people are hurting bad, and I just heard over the weekend the more people that are unemployed are going to soup kitchens
  • to improve economy and to create jobs
  • Work on the economy. More Jobs
  • work on the transportation system
  • better control of spending
  • control spending and create jobs
  • control spending and improve economy without raising taxes
  • Control spending and lower taxes.
  • Control spending and we have too much government.
  • control spending, I really don’t know
  • Control Spending. Our tax dollar to be put in good spending.
  • control the spending
  • controlling all the spending on pork barrel jobs
  • controlling spending
  • controlling spending so taxes won’t be high
  • create jobs and reduce spending. we need to and we need our deficit and quit borrowing money we don’t have and quit programs we cannot afford
  • Creating Jobs
  • CUT BACK SPENDING AND BETTER EDUCATION BESIDES THROW MONEY AT IT.
  • Cut government spending
  • Cut spending in government/
  • cutting back on spending
  • decrease in government spending
  • do something about the spending
  • Get spending under control
  • I would like to see what they are spending
  • less spending and better allocation of dollars spent
  • like to see them cut down on state spending, and projects!
  • lower taxes .
  • lower taxes improve economy
  • out of control spending, and corruption in government is out of hand.
  • reduce government spending
  • reduce spending and outsourcing
  • Reduce spending and reduce taxes and also reduce corporate taxes so it is more favorable to industry to come in to N.C.
  • reduce spending on I am not really sure
  • reduce spending. we have a 3 billons shortfall coming up in the next budget right now nobody knows how we are doing to fill it
  • spending in gov’mnt
  • spending to go down
  • stop over spending
  • stop spending money, and let everyone get back to how it used to be
  • the 3 billion dollar short fall next year
  • they need to take a look at the entire government and then cut and spend properly.
  • a reduction in taxes
  • cap all taxes in general except food
  • cut state taxes.
  • Extend the tax increase
  • having some control over the taxes that are being charge at the state level and make it easier to have business constructed by people who are willing to make a difference.
  • health care
  • i like to see them reduce taxes
  • i think they should lower taxes and create jobs
  • I think we should reduce the taxes, property taxes, I don’t really know
  • I would like to see the State tax reduced. I would like this to be permanent.
  • i’d like to see them reduce taxes
  • jobs and lowering the taxes
  • keep Bush take cuts
  • keep taxes lower and promote jobs for small business.
  • Less taxes on mall businesses
  • lower taxes and create jobs.
  • making sure that the tax breaks that bush put in place don’t end at the end of year.  otherwise it will be a greatly tax increase
  • reduce business taxes and reduce taxes so businesses can improve in the state
  • send every1 stimulus check, cut taxes
  • tax relief
  • taxes to be cut
  • taxes, education
  • they could reduce taxes
  • they need to think about the people because our taxes pay their salary.
  • to lower taxes and reduce the deficit.
  • being able to have a better handle on the health care than they are doing rt now.
  • better health care
  • Better healthcare
  • doing more for people on medicare and having some say so for the healthcare.
  • doing something about to help senior citizens, social security and health care, controlling the costs for senior citizens and they stopped the increased in social security
  • finding some way to increase jobs in north carolina, repealing health care, the obama health care
  • Get rid of the new health care law.
  • getting people off of welfare
  • health care reducing costs
  • health care reform
  • health care, reducing costs
  • hold the cost of health insurance and restricting lawsuits
  • i want them to review what Obama has done and fix the health care reform
  • improve health care
  • Improve Heath Insurance
  • increasing benefits for people on disability and social security
  • look at this health care and prescriptions and we need jobs immediately
  • lower health care rates
  • Lower the cost of healthcare
  • lowering health care
  • lowering health care for elderly
  • make a lot more easier on people that has to pay for health insurance instead of it being so high
  • More Jobs for the people. Health Care
  • no matter who is in office healthcare needs to be more affordable
  • Politicians say what they want to say but they don’t do what there are going to do.  Obama put the health insurance in and the hospital still bills you.
  • repeal the health care bill
  • reverse obama health
  • secure the pensions retirement programs for state employees
  • the social security things
  • they need to careful about social security
  • think more about the senior citizens, Increase in Social Security, they need to pay more attention in health care
  • turning around the new medical bills that have been passed
  • controlling illegal immigration or overly tax them
  • create more jobs and immigration
  • Get jobs for people. Businesses started. Immigration out of the state.
  • heavily fine employers who employ illegal immigrants.
  • illegal immigrants
  • introduce a bill that would limit the number of illegal immigrants hired by small businesses.
  • Resolve illegal immigration
  • the spending is out of control and also illegal immigration
  • better education
  • but career back in school
  • control of the educational spending thats too much
  • do something about education and cut taxes
  • Education and Economy
  • education and jobs.  we have to layoff and lost so many jobs that we elected. and this is for people we put into our office and they done anything
  • education and literacy in schools needs to  top priority.
  • Education Improving
  • Fix public education
  • helping education
  • I would like for the legislature to improve education, to make sure schools are not desegregated.
  • I would like to see a better job with education especially k-12, I would like to see stand behind the teachers more and make current that the class size is reduced and are kids would learn at a faster pace
  • I would want them to start focusing on Education. They are the opportunity to make things better and we are just making it worse for them (the children)
  • improve public education
  • improved education and a little prayer before people start their day
  • Improving Education
  • increase education funding
  • lower cost of education because children should not be penalized for receiving education
  • schools
  • see if they can refund what was taken from education
  • strict laws about fighting in schools
  • the schools need an upgrade
  • We need more funding for education.
  • work on public education
  • would like to see the the public education is taken control of
  • Balance the budget in a better way. Stop cutting the wrong things
  • be more careful with handling money
  • bring down the deficit
  • come up with revenue
  • controlling budget
  • controlling cost
  • create a better fiscal policy
  • cut deficit and balance budget
  • cut the deficit
  • Debt is out of control.
  • follow a workable budget and dealing with political corruption
  • Get spending and the budget under control.
  • having a more balanced budget, reduce spending and I would like to see improving education
  • I think we have to operate within our budget and tax relief.  I think we have been out of control, we need to reduced our spending
  • lowering the deficit
  • overall look and rehaul of the funds, rebudgeting
  • police themselves take a very hard look at how moneys spent
  • reduce deficit
  • reduction on of the debt
  • tackling the deficit.
  • Take control of highway control.
  • the budget cut out a lot of things
  • to balance the budget and reduce spending
  • Become Americans and forget about parties
  • being able to show people that republican are more than empty promises and we want about the same done just like the democrats just some accountability.
  • Cleaning up corruption and crime in local area
  • dont let them in
  • get rid of all lawyers in government right now.
  • have more say in some of the laws that are passed and try to include the voice of the people.
  • have more say on the things that are being done with some of the laws in north carolina.
  • I would like for them to come together with the democrats and do the right thing
  • I just hope they don’t get control
  • Kind to the public. Operate from a position without a ego. The public good.
  • no pork added into other bills
  • nothing dont want them in office
  • quit bashing each other and fix the problem
  • resign
  • resign because i want democrats in
  • stay in office forever
  • stop corruption in government
  • stop government corruption
  • stop government fraud
  • stopping corruption
  • take control of office and do the right thing
  • there will be more issues and a lot of fighting between the parties of the legislature if the republicans get into office all the way.
  • they need to educate the youth so that they can take responsibility on their own.
  • to get out all lifetime politicians
  • To step down and lets democrats take over
  • to work in a non-partisan manner.
  • be able to listen to the people instead of thinking about themselves.
  • Do what is right for the people. Especially Senior Citizens
  • fight for  the people
  • Gain the trust of the american people
  • help older  people
  • help retired people and vets
  • help the poor people
  • just hope they do the right thing for the people
  • pass more meaningful issues that has the consern of the people instead of one party.
  • tell   the   truth  no  matter  what  people  need  to   be   able  to trust who   we   put  in   office
  • ceasing the war
  • change this whole thing
  • continue stalemate
  • control business
  • eliminate teacher’s unions
  • hope they dont win
  • i am terrified
  • in act term limits
  • overturn some of the bad laws regarding abortion.
  • quit
  • resign
  • do nothing at all
  • i don’t know
  • I hope they don’t
  • no comment
  • not sure
  • they vote no on everything the republicans are voting no, I really don’t know
  • unsure

18: If Republicans win control of the US Congress, what action would you like them to take first?

  • Again, create jobs.
  • bring  back  the   jobs   take  our   country  back
  • Bring in more jobs.
  • bringing jobs back
  • creating more jobs
  • create employment in the area
  • create jobs
  • create more jobs and control economy
  • create more jobs and work on some way to get more industry back in N.C.
  • creating more jobs in North Carolina, quit giving tax breaks to the rich people
  • either one needs to focus on jobs. they should come down to the peoples level not just minimum wage jobs.
  • employment and the deficit
  • get jobs back in the area
  • get jobs back in the country
  • Get jobs back, do not like foreign material.
  • get jobs for people
  • get more jobs going
  • get more jobs in nc
  • get the country in better shape and more jobs created.  getting the economy better and straightened out
  • get unemployment rate down
  • Getting jobs.
  • Increase number of jobs in local community
  • increase jobs
  • Jobs for the people. Businesses. Immigration controlled.
  • jobs for the state
  • look at jobs
  • lower unemployment and create more jobs
  • more being created
  • more employment, I won’t facor the repubicans and we need full employment I don’t care what perswa we are
  • more jobs in the state
  • move on. getting people back to work, help the families in North Carolina. our local people
  • people back their jobs
  • start creating jobs
  • that more jobs will be available
  • to make jobs for people. the last answer i said
  • bring  over  seas    jobs   back   home
  • boost economy w/o raising taxes
  • boost economy
  • control the economy
  • creating more jobs and getting economy back in order
  • Economy and Jobs
  • Economy and Public Education
  • economy, end war
  • get control of economy
  • help the economy and the debt
  • i guess i would like to see the economy improved
  • improve economy
  • Improve the infrastructure
  • improving the economy, illegal immigration, control spending
  • Jobs and help the economy.
  • jobs and the economy
  • our economy
  • putting the economy on the ball and win back the jobs
  • regulating profit based business
  • same as last answer
  • straight out the economy
  • tackling the economy
  • The Economy and interest rates. Especially with money in the bank and it not drawing any interest
  • the economy and produce jobs the people
  • the economy
  • to promote small business activity to stimulate the economy.
  • work on improving economy, revising healthcare.
  • Work on jobs and the economy.
  • work on the economy and environment
  • working towards doing things for the middle class
  • 1. reduce spending 2. eliminate the health care program
  • better control of spending
  • business taxes
  • Cut spending in government
  • Control out of spending
  • control spending and create jobs
  • control the spending
  • controlling spending and taxes
  • CURB SPENDING AND CREATE A REALISTIC TAX POLICY. CUT BACK HEALTH CARE BILLS.
  • cut down on government spending
  • cutting back on spending
  • cutting out wasteful spending
  • I JUST HOPE THEY DON’T GET CONTROL
  • less spending and better allocation of dollars spent
  • lowering taxes
  • reduce deficit and control spending
  • Reduce spending
  • Same as other.
  • start controlling the spending money. reduce the spending , we have been spending so much money and were in so much debt, so they need to control it
  • stop overspending
  • stop spending
  • Stop spending and improve jobs
  • stopping spending
  • take hold of the spending and hopefully get people back working.
  • the government should cut and spend resources properly.
  • the spending, controlling the spending and work on education and jobs, I think that is the main three things to be concerned about
  • THEY SHOULD LOWER SPENDING.
  • act on taxes that will be imposed on individuals
  • Bring jobs back to America, all the tax breaks and major companies that nobody can get these jobs
  • cap all taxes except food
  • creating jobs and lowering taxes because we have a high unemployment rate as well as high taxes
  • cut taxes
  • Extend the Bush tax cuts in both houses.
  • fix the problem
  • get more jobs in North Carolina, reducing taxes on everything, food and clothes
  • I think reduce taxes on property taxes and food taxes. lowering the cost of everything because things are to high right now
  • i would like to be able to balance taxes against spending. and not borrow more than you can pay
  • I would like to extend the tax relief that bush put in place. we need to reform immigration laws.
  • increase jobs.
  • like to see  the tax problems that they want to see extend the upper class and 2 percent and drop that tax cut.  It is Capital system that our people would pay there fare share and not give the tax brakes to upper class people
  • look at more tax credits for small businesses
  • lower taxes and create jobs
  • lower taxes for the citizens
  • lowering tax rates
  • lowering the taxes on business and thats what create jobs, people get nervous as taxes go up, and when you lowering taxes you gets more jobs
  • more incentives for businesses or cut taxes so business can hire people
  • reduce taxes
  • something to do with tax issues
  • tax cuts
  • taxes are too high
  • taxes decrease and dont ask dont tell should be personal
  • taxes to be lowered
  • taxes, education, jobs, stop foreclousure
  • Fix health care. Make it more affordable. Don’t force people to buy a policy that they don’t want
  • Get rid of the new health care law.
  • Get rid of the Obama health reform
  • health benefits increased for all Americans
  • health care and education
  • Health Care is the biggest thing on my mind, but I am sure there are other issues that are just as important
  • health care issue
  • health care reform
  • Health care, I think we need to do something about it, too many extras in the health care program, so it not cracked up to what it should be, there is a lot of things in that people don[t know about
  • health care, taxes, jobs
  • health insurance needs to be approved
  • healthcare
  • healthcare problems
  • I would just like them to not do all the things that they are planning on doing like appeal everything that Obama did
  • I would like to see health care costs go down.
  • improve health care
  • improving health care
  • Jobs and Health Care
  • lower health care costs and taxes. Also to reduce government spending and govern the immigration laws.
  • Lower health care costs.
  • Lower the cost of health care
  • lowering health care
  • make health care more affordable
  • passing a healthcare bill
  • people need job and healthcare
  • public health
  • reducing health care costs
  • repeal about half of the health care because its only going to increase health care, the health care bill laws did not communicate with IRS but there are gaps in the health care system
  • repeal obama care.
  • repeal the health care bill and try to rein in on spending
  • repeal the health care bills (read the bill or do not vote on it)
  • repeal the health care
  • Same Health Insurance
  • state employees should be taking care of better
  • stop forcing people to get mandatory health care.
  • stop the health care bill
  • take care of health care issues
  • the health care and the tax break scheduled to end.  concerned about health care putting businesses into a hard place, and I think the business to provide health care to the employees
  • the healthcare thing
  • the same
  • They need to read the health care bill and redo that. They all need to work together (the Rep. and the Dem.) and quit doing party junk. We need a government that is for the people.
  • they should make health care affordable for everyone.
  • to repeal health care reform
  • try to find jobs for people and lower healthcare costs
  • turn around the recent health care legislation that was passed
  • undo health care reform
  • We need better health care.
  • Control illegal immigration.
  • controlling borders, government should get their hands out of health care — insurance should be a person’s own choice
  • Curb spending and again control immigration.
  • curbing illegal immigration
  • deal with immigration repeal obam health care and lower health care and address the national debt
  • I would like to see them address race relations issue on a realistic and governmental level
  • If they would do the right thing.  Obama had limousines for his inauguration.  I not really sure
  • illegal aliens
  • immigrants
  • more control over illegal immigration
  • create better schools
  • do away with no child left behind, its federal law under education.
  • Education
  • education is key.
  • health care
  • Improve Education
  • improve education funding
  • improved education and people start their day with prayer.
  • Include a more conservative faith in the public schools and lower taxes for taxpayers.
  • laws to protect the children in schools
  • work on public education
  • Balance the budget.
  • budget
  • Cut the national debt.
  • Debt Again.
  • lower deficit
  • Lowering the debt. Stop spending period.
  • reduce the federal deficit, and reduce spending
  • reducing our budget and reducing the deficit and creating more jobs taking on same
  • they should take control of the national  budget.
  • to regulate the banking industry.
  • working on the deficit
  • working on the deficit
  • Allow more laws for the Democratics
  • come up with better solutions to resolve government corruption
  • fix corruption.
  • get rid of a lot of regulations
  • get rid of all lawyers in government.
  • get rid of democrats
  • get rid of nancy pelosi
  • get rid of the dead beats
  • get rid of the people that influence them, let them make their own mind up
  • grow up and cooperate with others
  • I hope they just help with the Democrats to get it done better
  • I think the politcians need to work together and stopk bickering on petth stuff.  work on the budget and national policy and international policy
  • i think they should impeach president obama
  • enact term limits
  • no pork added to other bills
  • resign
  • Rid of corrupt people in congress
  • same as last answer
  • stop arguing among themselves, they are not working together, what happens to Social security  and Medicare and I don’t wanna see these programs given away like Medicaid and SS.
  • stop corruption
  • stop corruption in congress
  • stopping corruption
  • the democratic status quo should be maintained
  • try to do more for the people of north carolina and not just put it on the democrats or the republicans.
  • try to get it straightened out and get everything together not the Rep. going one way and the Dem. going a different way
  • work on collaborating positively with Obama
  • work on putting some reforms into the government so something like the financial crisis won’t happen again
  • be for americans
  • Become Americans regardless of parties
  • begin to cooperate with the presidents
  • being able to pass laws that people can be proud of instead of people not understanding what the laws means.
  • Do what is right.
  • fight for the people and not fight for themselves because the people comes first.
  • for both parties to work together and make a difference for the people and their children.
  • help retired and disabled people and vets
  • include industry in the u.s.
  • just hope that they do the right thing
  • make  america  strong  again
  • They need to focus more internally and to stop worrying on other countries. Focus on the US
  • to work in a non-partisan manner.
  • Working together as a team. Republicans and Democrats
  • Work with dems
  • getting our economy straight.  we do not need to be spending money and giving money to business. we need to give money to families and poor people
  • ceasing the war
  • control financial institutions of the U.S.
  • food regulations, and no longer feed the industry!
  • I want them to find a way to end the war.
  • enact term limits
  • leave obama alone and he will do a good job
  • Move carefully on the changes they propose
  • No action
  • pass law that will help the middle class, and not follow speical interest group.
  • resign
  • Same
  • same as last answer
  • Stop legal abortions.
  • the crime rate needs to be lowered
  • voted out
  • i vote the person, not specifically party.
  • not sure
This article was posted in Verbatims by Chris Hayes on November 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM.

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