Civitas Poll: Voters Tell Perdue to Help S.C. Fight NLRB

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Raleigh, N.C. – Amidst the heated debate between Boeing and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), 67 percent of North Carolina voters think Gov. Bev Perdue should take action to prevent the NLRB from interfering with jobs here.

Recently the NLRB, an independent federal agency whose members are appointed by the President, filed suit against the Boeing Corporation saying they should not be allowed to open a new factory in neighboring South Carolina instead of in Washington State.  South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and 15 other governors sent a letter to the NLRB asking it to dismiss its complaint against Boeing.

Sixty-seven percent of voters polled said they think Gov. Perdue should take similar action to prevent the NLRB from interfering in North Carolina’s job creation efforts in the future.  Sixteen percent said they do not think the governor should act and 18 percent said they do not know.  Further analysis reveals voters of all party affiliations think action should be taken: Republicans (77 percent), unaffiliated (75 percent), and Democrats (56 percent).

“With jobs, unemployment and the economy on everyone’s mind, voters fear that actions like those of the NLRB will only hurt the economy and mean fewer jobs,” said Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca.

While 51 percent of voters statewide felt that the NLRB could take similar action against North Carolina, those most concerned are 58 percent of voters in the Piedmont Triad, Charlotte area voters (55 percent) and 65 percent of voters in the Western region of the state.  Furthermore, 76 percent of those who said they were familiar with the issue said Perdue should send a letter to the NLRB asking them to dismiss its complaint against Boeing.  Sixteen percent said no to a letter and seven percent were undecided.

“If Perdue is reluctant to join fellow right-to-work state governors, this may be attributed to North Carolina being a presidential battleground state in the presidential election with the Democratic National Convention coming to Charlotte next year,” added De Luca.  “It appears Perdue is siding with President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board and against North Carolina workers.”

The Civitas Poll is the only regular live-caller poll of critical issues facing North Carolina.  For more information on Civitas polling see

Full Text of Questions:

“As you may know, the National Labor Relations Board, an independent federal agency whose members are appointed by the President, filed suit against the Boeing Corporation saying they should not be allowed to open a new factory in neighboring South Carolina instead of in Washington state. Like North Carolina, South Carolina is a right-to-work state while Washington state is not. Are you familiar with this issue?”

Yes – 39%

No – 60%

Don’t Know – 2%

“Are you afraid the National Labor Relations Board could take similar action in North Carolina and other right to work states?”

Yes – 51%

No – 21%

Don’t Know – 28%

“Governor Nikki Haley and 15 other governors sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board asking it to dismiss its complaint against Boeing. Do you think Governor Perdue should take similar action to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from interfering in North Carolina’s job creation efforts in the future?”

Yes – 67%

No – 16%

Don’t Know – 18%

Click here for full results and crosstabs.

This poll of 600 registered general election voters in North Carolina was conducted July 12-13, 2011 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ.  All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in North Carolina.  For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past three general elections (2006, 2008, 2010) or be newly registered to vote since November 2, 2010.

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 at least one of the past three general elections or is newly registered since November 2, 2010.


This article was posted in Press Releases by Katie Trout on August 1, 2011 at 9:45 AM.

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  • 1

    Debra J Harrington
    Debra J Harrington Aug 01, 2011 at 10:06

    I have feared the same thing regarding the NRLB and North Carolina. Gov Perdue will say ‘YES’ to anything Obama wants, and ‘NO’ to anything North Carolina (Americans) want. Knowing her past partisan decisions is what makes me fear this, and that she will do nothing to help South Carolina. Obama has been circling North Carolina, and he is calculating. I know he keeps in touch with the Union leaders more than his own wife. I also believe this is one reason why the Democratic National Convention is being held in Charlotte. Charlotte is heavely democratic and Charlotte Observer has ties to Chicago. It is a receipe with a result they want.

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    Mtn Girl
    Mtn Girl Aug 01, 2011 at 16:36

    Who are these North Carolinians? Oh yeah you mean the people who move to this state to make a buck, destroy what they can and dissapear in the night… Like our newly elected Republican Legislature? It will be God willing a real spanking next election cycle as the real people of this state send the Conservatives home for another 140 years. amen.
    btw your polls are lacking in credibility as I believe you make them up Art Pope.

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    Ardavast Avakian (93 yrs)
    Ardavast Avakian (93 yrs) Aug 31, 2011 at 18:09

    NAFTA – Super Highway and Texas Gov. Rick Perry
    (“No More U.S.A.”)

    NAFTA (purpose, to send China jobs) was an agreement signed by the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States. President Clinton signed it into law on December 8, 1993, and it went into effect on January 1, 1994. 132 Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for the bill, and 102 Democrats against it. In the Senate, 34 Republicans for, and 27 Democrats against. President Clinton, while signing the NAFTA bill stated, “NAFTA means jobs, American jobs. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t support this agreement.”

    Remarkably, many of NAFTA’s most passionate boosters in Congress and among economists never read the agreement. They made their pie-in-the-sky promises of NAFTA benefits based on trade theory and ideological prejudice for anything with the term “free trade” attached to it.

    Now, over a decade later, the time for conjecture and promises is over. The data are in and they clearly show the damage NAFTA has wrought for millions of people in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

    Chamber of Commerce’s Misleading Data Website;
    Gives only half of the story:

    The Chamber of Commerce operates to cover up the huge U.S. trade deficit, which has been driven to astronomical levels by the very same trade pacts supported by the Chamber of Commerce while American jobs have been lost from years of large annual trade deficits. It’s like only counting deposits into one’s bank account, but not withdrawals or the balances.

    Sacramento Business Journal dated May 9, 2011:

    According to the Economic Policy Institute, about 144,000 jobs in California were displaced from 1994 to 2010 as a result of trade deficits with Mexico that came about because of NAFTA.
    Arizona lost 10, 800 jobs. Ohio lost 682, 900. New York lost 34,300.

    Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP):

    (1) The SPP was an agreement signed by President Bush, and his Mexican and Canadian counterparts in Waco, TX, on March 23, 2005.

    (2) The SPP is a movement to merge the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union and establish a common currency.

    (3) The SPP was undertaken without the knowledge of the U.S. Congress.

    (4) The SPP is illegal and violates the Constitution.

    (5) The U.S. Government, through the Department of Transportation, is funding secretive highway projects to become part of a “NAFTA Super Highway”.


    (6) The working groups and SPP documents are a secret and not available to the public.

    (7) The SPP will result in the loss of more American jobs.

    This Superhighway would connect Mexico, the United States, and Canada, cutting a wide swath through the middle of Texas and up through Kansas City. Offshoots would connect the main artery to the west coast, Florida, and northeast. Proponents envision a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside.

    Texas Governor Perry is an avid supporter of the superhighway project, and Congress has provided small amounts of money to study the proposal. Since this money was just one item in an enormous transportation appropriations bill, however, most members of Congress were not aware of it.

    The official website of the Mexican northeastern state of Nuevo Governor Ganzles Pars, has actively discussed with numerous U.S. Government officials, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the extension of the super-Texas Corridor to create what’s called a “Trans North American Corridor” (huge highway from Mexico through U.S. to Canada).

    In an August trip to Mexico, Perry made news in the U.S. media by calling the idea of building a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border “idiocy.” Largely unreported in the American press were meetings Governor Perry held in Mexico with Ganzles Pars in which the two discussed extending TTC-35 (Trans-Texas Corridor) super highway into Mexico.

    Rick Perry was a Democrat, and according to college classmates, a very avid supporter of his then party. In July 2007 he was a keynote speaker at the annual Bilderberg group in Turkey. This is a very secret gathering of the likes of Bill Clinton, George Soros, and other One World Government billionaires who attended.

    Republican Senator William Brock (1971-1977) served on the Committee for Economic Development of the Bretton Woods Committee (it sends America’s wealth worldwide). He succeeded in getting NAFTA passed in the Congress. A nominal Republican, William Brock had developed a habit of never defending American industries against foreign competition. Under Brock’s watchful gaze, the United States was flooded with foreign goods. Brock, almost single-handedly destroyed hundreds and hundreds of industrial plants. He also compiled a trade deficit of almost one trillion dollars, a record at that time.

    In 1993, Perry sent a letter to Hillary Clinton, “I think your efforts in trying to reform the nation’s health care system are most commendable.” Rick Perry is a great orator.

    Compiled by: Ardavast Avakian RON PAUL “the truth”
    Livonia, Michigan
    July 12, 2011

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