April 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099
RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute examined North Carolina voters’ views of state and national leaders.
Among the key points, Gov. Pat McCrory holds a strong favorability rating, with 56 percent of voters holding a favorable view, and 25 percent holding an unfavorable view. Sen. Kay Hagan has a 41-31 favorable/unfavorable rating. That is a plurality of the voters polled, but her favorable rating is below 50 percent, which political observers say is a key marker of political strength. Also, 23 percent of those polled had not heard of her or had no opinion.
Also, 40 percent of those polled said U.S. House Republicans bear most of the blame for the sequester spending cuts; 34 percent said the president bears most of the blame.
The poll of 600 registered voters was taken March 19-21, and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent.
Text of questions*:
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”obama_fav”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”mccrory_fav”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”leg_fav”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”hagan_fav”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”obama_approve”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”mccrory_approve”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”sequester”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”sequest_responsible”]
[civitas_poll id=”2013_03″ question=”sequest_impact”]
*Because of rounding, percentages may not equal totals.
About the Poll:
This poll of 600 registered voters, of which 25% (150) were cell phone respondents, in North Carolina was conducted March 19-21, 2013 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered general election voters in North Carolina. For purposes of this study, voters interviewed had to have voted in at least one of the past two general elections (2010, 2012) or be newly registered to vote since November 3, 2012.
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.”
For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
More information on the Civitas Institute is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099.