September 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org
RALEIGH –The Civitas Institute has released verbatim responses from North Carolina unaffiliated voters explaining why they decided not to accept any party’s label.
“Aside from the numbers, our polls provide other insights into what North Carolinians are thinking,” said Civitas President Francis X. De Luca. “The mindset of unaffiliated voters is often misunderstood. Looking at these verbatim responses reveals this voting bloc’s views are more complex than many observers realize.”
The poll surveyed 400 registered unaffiliated North Carolina voters, 30 percent of whom were reached on cell phones. The survey was taken August 10-12 and had a margin of error of plus/minus 4.9 percent.
Here is a sample of their responses to a key question:
In your own words can you please tell me why you are registered as an Independent or Unaffiliated?
Because I do not approve of some of the ways social issues are handled by Republicans, nor do I approve of the way fiscal issues are being handled by Democrats.
I usually don’t just vote specifically for one party. I vote for the person I feel will do a better job bettering the state, but both sides lately have done nothing to better things, they just tell lies to get in office.
I do not like politicians, and do not trust any political parties.
Haven’t had much faith in either party. Like to look at the whole system and decide. It’s very important to vote. No confidence with what’s going on. Very frustrated and saddened with the political system now.
Because I believe the two parties are wrecking the country and causing everything, including social issues and illegal immigration, to be way out of hand as well.
To read all the verbatim responses, click here.
Francis De Luca is available for interviews. To arrange one, contact Demi Dowdy at 919.834.2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians. Towards that end, Civitas provides research, information and training to:
- empower citizens to become better civic leaders and more informed voters;
- educate emerging public leaders, enabling them to be more effective in the democratic process; and
- inform elected officials about citizen-based, free-market solutions to problems facing North Carolinians.