Survey Covers Voter Sentiment on a Range of Issues, State and Nationwide Races
Raleigh — A new Civitas poll reveals how voters in NC currently feel about leading presidential and statewide candidates, including strong support for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act (HB2).
Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “This is our first statewide poll of all likely voters in 2016 and this month’s results show that in the contest for president, while Republicans have not solidified behind a nominee, their voters have also not consolidated around candidates at the top or down ballot races in North Carolina. On the Democrat side, presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is far less popular than her main rival and performs worse in head-to-head match ups against the two leading Republican candidates. In local North Carolina politics, voters still support the efforts of the governor and the legislature in passing House Bill 2, Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, and oppose the actions the city of Charlotte took in passing its original ordinance.”
He continued, “It should go without saying, but it is only April, November is a lifetime away in political time, and the legislature just started its short session. As the turbulence in this election cycle continues, I expect to see more swings in voters’ attitudes.”
The poll surveyed 600 likely voters, 30 percent on cell phones. The margin of error was plus/minus 4 percent. The survey was taken April 23-25, 2016.
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Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller voting in North Carolina, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In our more than a decade of polling we have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.
For more information, or to schedule an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, 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. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.