May 13, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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2005-2015 Poll Comparisons to Be Unveiled Thursday
RALEIGH – The most recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters found President Obama’s job approval ratings underwater, while Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr had positive ratings.
Asked if they approved of the job Obama is doing, 46 percent approved, 52 percent disapproved. McCrory’s rating was 53 percent approved, 37 percent disapprove. Burr’s rating was 41/31, with 28 percent saying they didn’t know.
The poll surveyed 600 registered North Carolina voters, 30 percent of whom were reached on cell phones. The survey was taken May 5-7, and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4 percent.
Additional poll results – featuring comparisons with our very first poll 10 years ago – will be released and discussed at our Poll Presentation on Thursday, May 14 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. For more about the presentation, click here.
Text of selected questions*:
Now, please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of …
|Total Approve||Total Disapprove||Strongly Approve||Somewhat Approve||Somewhat Disapprove||Strongly Disapprove||Don’tKnow|
|… the job Barack Obama is doing as President?|
|… the job that Pat McCrory is doing as Governor of North Carolina?|
|…the job Richard Burr is doing as a U.S. Senator?|
*Total may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
About the poll: This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted May 5-7, 2015 by National Research, Inc., of Holmdel, NJ. All respondents were part of a fully representative sample of registered general election voters in North Carolina. Thirty 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 (2012, 2014) or be newly registered to vote since November 1, 2014. 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/.
The Civitas Institute – “North Carolina’s Conservative Voice” – 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.