The Latest Civitas Poll Uncovers Hidden Support for President Trump
RALEIGH – The latest Civitas poll has found that two months into his presidency, President Trump’s numbers are improving in North Carolina.
The full text of the relevant questions is below:
Now I am going to read you a list of people and organizations active in politics or in the news. After I read each name, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of that person or organization.
TOTAL TOTAL VERY SMWT SMWT VERY HRD OF/ NEVER
FAV UNFAV FAV FAV UNFAV UNFAV NO OPIN HRD OF
49% 47% 29% 20% 7% 40% 3% *
Now, please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of the job that Donald Trump is doing as president?
Total Total Strong Smwt Smwt Strong Don’t Refused
Approve Disapprove Approve Approve Disapp. Disapp Know
49% 46% 29% 20% 6% 40% 5% —
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: “Even though I may not approve of the job that Donald Trump is doing as President, I do like some of the actions he is taking?”
23% Total Agree
71% Total Disagree
9% Strongly Agree
14% Somewhat Agree
10% Somewhat Disagree
61% Strongly Disagree
6% Undecided/Don’t Know
Do you believe the media have been fair in their coverage of President Trump?
7% Don’t Know/ Unsure (DO NOT READ)
* Refused (DO NOT READ)
To view all questions and responses for this poll, click here.
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You can also view this release online here.
Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca said, “Donald Trump has gained 4 points in terms of his favorability ratings since our poll in February. Not only is this his highest level of favorability ever, but we cannot point to any single demographic as a reason for this increase, since he is up across the board. It would seem people are becoming more comfortable with Trump as president.”
He continued, “While only 49 percent say they have a favorable view of Trump, 52 percent feel he is not being treated fairly by the media. Only 41 percent feel he has. We believe there is an undercurrent of support for President Trump reflected in this number that we might not see in the rest of the poll.”
This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken March 18-19, 2017.
To arrange an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, 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.