March 6, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 firstname.lastname@example.org
RALEIGH – The most recent Civitas Poll examined what North Carolina voters think about how well President Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory are doing their jobs.
“Our latest poll results show that not only is President Obama in negative territory in his overall job approval numbers, but a significant majority of those who disapprove of his job strongly disapprove,” said Civitas Policy Director Brian Balfour.
“Meanwhile, Gov. McCrory continues to enjoy positive job approval numbers, but we’ve seen approval from his base shrink somewhat in recent months,” Balfour added.
Text of selected questions*:
Now, please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?
Total Total Strong Smwt Smwt Strong Don’t Refused
Approve Disapprove Approve Approve Disapp. Disapp Know
3/15 44% 52% 24% 20% 9% 43% 4% —
2/15 47% 51% 28% 19% 10% 41% 2% —
Please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of the job that Pat McCrory is doing as Governor of North Carolina?
3/15 48% 39% 15% 33% 15% 24% 13% —
2/15 51% 40% 18% 33% 16% 24% 9% —
*Totals may not add up to 100 due to rounding.
About the poll: This poll of 600 registered voters in North Carolina was conducted Feb. 24-26, 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.”
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 – “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 email@example.com.