Jan. 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org
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
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
*Because of rounding, percentages may not equal totals.
Click here for crosstabs.
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.”
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.