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RALEIGH – A new Civitas Poll provides the most recent information about whom likely North Carolina voters plan to vote for in the March 15 primary.
The live-caller poll asked 500 Democrats and 500 Republicans separately who their choice was for president. Voters were also asked about the gubernatorial and U.S. candidates, the NC bond, and all contested statewide races.
For the presidential contest, voters were asked their preference based on the actual choices on the ballot next Tuesday, asked in that order.
Our poll of 500 likely Democratic North Carolina primary voters has a margin of error of plus/minus 4.38 percent. The survey was taken March 3, 5-7, 2016. Our poll of 500 likely Republican North Carolina primary voters has a margin of error of plus/minus 4.38 percent. The survey was taken March 5-7, 2016.
Actual text of presidential voting questions, asked in the order in which candidates will appear on the ballot:
If the Republican Primary for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between? (READ IN ORDER)
1/16 1/19 3/7
3% 2% 2% Mike Huckabee
2% 2% 11% John R. Kasich
2% 2% 1% Rand Paul
11% 10% 11% Marco Rubio
— 1% — Rick Santorum
25% 27% 32% Donald J. Trump
3% 4% 2% Jeb Bush
9% 7% 3% Ben Carson
4% 4% — Chris Christie
22% 23% 26% Ted Cruz
2% 2% — Carly Fiorina
— — — Jim Gilmore
15% 11% 6% Or would you say you have No Preference
— 2% 1% Other (Specify) (DNR)
1% 2% 5% Refused (DNR)
If the Democratic Primary for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between? (READ IN ORDER)
2% 1% Martin O’Malley
28% 28% Bernie Sanders
53% 57% Hillary Clinton
— — Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
15% 8% Or would you say you have No Preference
1% 2% Someone else (Specify) (DO NOT READ)
— 3% Refused (DO NOT READ)
Our website, nccivitas.org, has an article listing the full poll results, including the Senate, gubernatorial and Council of State races. To see it, click here.
Civitas President Francis De Luca will be available for interviews to discuss the poll and issues of the day. To arrange an interview, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919.747.8059.
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. Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller polling of North Carolina voters.