Aug. 4, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.firstname.lastname@example.org
RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows that a majority of registered North Carolina voters approves of speeding up the processing of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally.
Fifty-one percent of voters favor speeding up the process – even if it means some children who would be eligible for asylum are deported.
Thirty-two percent of voters approve of the current policy, even if it takes a long time.
The live-caller poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters took place July 28-29, 2014, and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percentage points. Of respondents, 25 percent were contacted via cellphone.
Other results from the latest Civitas Poll, including the Senate race between Sen. Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis, will be released soon.
Text of question:
“Under current U.S. policy, children from Central American countries like Honduras who enter the U.S. illegally go through a legal process that can take months before they are deported or receive asylum. With the increase in the number of children entering the country, should the U.S …”
32% Follow current policy, even though the process could take a long time while the children remain here
…or should the U.S…
51% Speed up the process, even if it means some children eligible for asylum are deported
8% Other/ Neither
9% Don’t Know/ Refused
This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted July 28-29, 2014 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 policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or email@example.com.