May 31, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099
RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll shows more North Carolina voters voting against than supporting a proposed state constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement that voters must be able to read and write a section of the U.S. Constitution.
48 percent of registered voters polled opposed the amendment when given the amendment language, and 31 percent said they would vote for the amendment.
Among various groups, 43 percent of Democrats opposed the amendment; 67 percent of self-described liberals were against the amendment; and 54 percent of black respondents said they would vote against the amendment.
The poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent.
Actual text of questions from the Civitas Poll:
A proposed change to the North Carolina State Constitution will read “Constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement that persons present themselves for voter registration and read and write a section of the Constitution, both of which requirements have been prohibited by federal law.” Would you vote for or against such an amendment?
31% Total For
48% Total Against
19% Definitely For
12% Probably For
10% Probably Against
38% Definitely Against
20% Undecided/Don’t Know
For crosstabs from these questions, click here.
About the Poll:
This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted May 21-22, 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. Twenty-five percent of the respondents were cell phone-only users. 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 7, 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.”
Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters. For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
The Civitas Institute is a think tank based in Raleigh, NC. More information on the Civitas Institute is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at email@example.com or (919) 834-2099.