RALEIGH – The latest Civitas poll has found that 68 percent of North Carolina voters polled support an amendment to the state constitution that would lower the current 10% personal income tax rate cap to 5.5%.
The full text of the question is below.
The current North Carolina Personal Income Tax rate is 5.49% but the North Carolina Constitution allows it to go up to 10%. With that in mind, would you support or oppose a constitutional amendment to lower the current cap of 10% to 5.5%?
68% Total Support
21% Total Oppose
49% Strongly Support
19% Somewhat Support
10% Somewhat Oppose
11% Strongly Oppose
11% Don’t Know/ Need More Information
Civitas Institute Executive Vice President Brian Balfour said, “This result confirms that North Carolina taxpayers strongly prefer constitutional protections against possible future tax hikes. They’ve been burned too often in the past by liberal tax and spend legislatures, and favor a safeguard against it happening again.”
This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken February 7-9, 2017.
Full poll results will be available at our February Poll Breakfast this Thursday, February 16th at 7:45 am at the DoubleTree in downtown Raleigh. You can register and find more information here. To arrange an interview with Civitas Executive Vice President Brian Balfour, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 747-8064.
Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.
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.