Raleigh, N.C. – Among the North Carolina Council of State offices, Attorney General Roy Cooper is viewed most favorably by voters.
Thirty percent of voters view Cooper favorably while six percent hold an unfavorable opinion of him. Eighteen percent have heard of him but do not have an opinion, and 45 percent said they have never heard of him.
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is viewed favorably by 21 percent of voters compared to six percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him. Twenty-two percent said they have heard of him but have no opinion, while 52 percent have never heard of him.
Just 12 percent of voters have an opinion of Wayne Goodwin, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner (9 percent favorable – 3 percent unfavorable). Fifteen percent have no opinion of him and 73 percent of voters have never heard of him.
“The Attorney General is viewed most favorably by North Carolina voters in the Council of State races, yet is still unknown to over 40 percent of voters,” said Civitas Institute Communications Director Katie Trout.
The Civitas Poll is the only regular live-caller poll of critical issues facing North Carolina. For more information on Civitas polling see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
Full Text of Questions:
“Now I am going to read you a list of people and organizations active in politics. After I read each name, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of that person or organization. If you have never heard of them, just tell me and we’ll go on to the next one.”
Total Favorable – 30%
Total Unfavorable – 6%
Heard of/No Opinion – 18%
Never Heard of – 45%
Total Favorable – 21%
Total Unfavorable – 6%
Heard of/No Opinion – 22%
Never Heard of – 52%
Total Favorable – 9%
Total Unfavorable – 3%
Heard of/No Opinion – 15%
Never Heard of – 73%
For the full results and crosstabs, click here.
This poll of 600 likely 2012 general election voters in North Carolina was conducted October 17-18 2011 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of probable 2012 general election voters in North Carolina. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in 2006 or 2008 or be newly registered to vote since November 5, 2008. (November 5 is the day after the election)
The confidence interval associated with a sample of this size is such that: 95 percent of the time, results from 600 interviews (registered voters) will be within +-4% 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 the 2006 or 2008 general elections or is newly registered since November 5, 2008.