August 24, 2015
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Civitas Poll Shows Unaffiliated NC Voters Strongly Support Amendment on Tax Increases
RALEIGH – A new Civitas Poll of registered, unaffiliated North Carolina voters shows that an overwhelming majority of North Carolina Unaffiliated voters support an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution which would require a vote of two-thirds majority of both houses of the state legislature to approve all income tax rate increases.
The poll found that 61 percent of respondents support this measure of accountability for the NC legislature and protection for themselves as taxpayers.
Results from this poll will be discussed at a Civitas Poll Lunch this Thursday, Aug. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites – SouthPark in Charlotte. Attendees may register here.
Following is the exact wording of the relevant question:
Would you support or oppose an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution which would require a vote of two-thirds majority of both houses of the state legislature to approve all income tax rate increases?
61% Total Support
27% Total Oppose
35% Strongly Support
26% Somewhat Support
11% Somewhat Oppose
16% Strongly Oppose
13% Don’t Know/ No Opinion
Crosstabs for poll here.
About the poll: This poll of 400 registered unaffiliated voters in North Carolina was conducted August 10-12, 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 +-4.9% of the “True Values.”
For more information on Civitas polling, see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
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Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based 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:
- empowercitizens to become better civic leaders and more informed voters;
- educateemerging public leaders, enabling them to be more effective in the democratic process; and
- informelected officials about citizen-based, free-market solutions to problems facing North Carolinians.
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