March 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099
RALEIGH – A new poll from the Civitas Institute found that if Gov. Pat McCrory’s political honeymoon is waning, his support remains strong.
The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Feb. 21, 24 and 25, and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent.
In our January poll, taken right after the governor’s inauguration, McCrory had an approval rating of 41 percent favorable, 11 percent unfavorable, and 48 percent who said they didn’t know or were undecided. In the recent poll, 46 percent of respondents approved of the job McCrory is doing and 28 percent disapproved, with 26 percent undecided.
The poll also showed the General Assembly showing improvement in its image by garnering a 40-39 percent approval/disapproval rating. In September, only 36 percent of registered voters approved of the job it was doing, while 44 percent disapproved.
More on the recent poll will be revealed at the Civitas Institute’s Conservative Leadership Conference March 1-2 in Raleigh. More information is available at www.clc.2013.com.
Text of questions*:
Please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of … (RANDOMIZE)
Total Total Strong Smwt Smwt Strong Don’t Refused
Approve Disapprove Apprv Apprv Disapp Disapp Know
…the job that Pat McCrory is doing as Governor of North Carolina.
2/13 46% 28% 21% 26% 11% 17% 26% —
1/13 41% 11% 16% 25% 4% 7% 48% 1%
…the job the North Carolina State Legislature is doing.
2/13 40% 39% 7% 32% 18% 21% 21% —
9/12 36% 44% 8% 28% 24% 20% 19% 1%
*Because of rounding, percentages may not equal totals.
About the Poll
This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Feb. 21, 24 and 25, 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.