June 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows a majority of registered North Carolina voters oppose new regulations on electric power plants.
The regulations announced by President Obama are intended to lower carbon emissions by 30 percent. In our poll, 52 percent of voters oppose the regulations, 41 percent support them.
The live-caller poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters took place June 18, 19 and 22, and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percentage points. Of respondents, 25 percent were contacted via cellphone.
Text of question:
“Recently, President Obama announced new regulations on electric power plants in an attempt to lower carbon emissions by 30%. Supporters say it is necessary to slow global climate change. Opponents say these new regulations could cost our economy an estimated $51 billion dollars and put 224,000 people out of work. Do you support or oppose these new carbon emission regulations?”
41% Total Support
52% Total Oppose
29% Strongly Support
12% Somewhat Support
8% Somewhat Oppose
44% Strongly Oppose
7% Don’t Know/ No Opinion
This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted June 18, 19 and 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.