Civitas Poll: McCrory, Hagan Stay Popular

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Jan. 28, 2013
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099

RALEIGH — A new poll from the Civitas Institute found support among voters for new North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and also for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Jan. 14-15 and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent.

Forty-one percent of voters approved of the job McCrory is doing, and only 11 percent disapproved. These numbers come shortly after he was sworn into office. Not surprisingly, 48 percent were undecided or didn’t know.

Hagan, a Democrat, received a 45 percent approval rating, with 27 percent disapproving. However, only 15 percent strongly approved her job performance. She is up for reelection in November 2014.

“Governor McCrory is still enjoying support as a result of his campaign,” said Civitas President Francis De Luca. “But he can’t coast. He’ll have to bring some of the undecided voters on board if he is to make his mark as governor.”

“Senator Hagan is in positive territory,” De Luca added. “But in early 2007 Sen. Elizabeth Dole also was in positive territory. To win reelection, Hagan will have to take the political challenges seriously.”

Text of questions*:

Do you approve or disapprove of the job that Pat McCrory is doing as Governor of North Carolina?

41%    Total Approve

11%    Total Disapprove

16%     Strongly Approve

25%     Somewhat Approve

4%       Somewhat Disapprove

7%       Strongly Disapprove

48%     Undecided/Don’t Know

1%       Refused

Do you approve or disapprove of the job that Kay Hagan is doing as Senator?

45%    Total Approve

27%    Total Disapprove

15%     Strongly Approve

30%     Somewhat Approve

12%     Somewhat Disapprove

16%     Strongly Disapprove

27%     Undecided/Don’t Know

—          Refused

*Because of rounding, percentages may not equal totals.

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About the Poll:

This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Jan. 14-15, 2013 by National Research, Inc. of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered 2012 general election voters in North Carolina.  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.”

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About Jim Tynen

Communications director at Civitas.
This article was posted in Press Releases by Jim Tynen on January 28, 2013 at 3:21 PM.

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