RALEIGH, N.C. – In the latest Civitas Poll, Republican Congressman Ted Budd leads Democrat Kathy Manning by 5 points.
The poll, conducted July 12-16, 2018, surveyed 537 likely voters in North Carolina’s 13thCongressional District. The exact text of the question reads as follows:
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, who would you vote for? Republican Ted Budd? Democrat Kathy Manning? Libertarian Tom Bailey? Or Green Party candidate Robert Corriher?
Ted Budd (R) 40%
Kathy Manning (D) 35%
Tom Bailey (L) 3%
Robert Corriher (G) 3%
“This district will continue to teeter on the edge of competitive, particularly with Democrat Kathy Manning currently holding a fundraising advantage” said Civitas President Donald Bryson. “However, Congressman Budd clearly has a path to victory because his favorability is above water and a plurality of voters support his vote on tax reform.”
This poll also surveyed public opinion on the federal tax reform law, finding 41 percent support the new law, 33 percent oppose it, and 26 percent are not sure.
Bryson continued, “It will be interesting to see how the issues affecting the economy and taxes are handled by the Manning campaign as tax reform appears popular, and unaffiliated voters were split between the economy and healthcare as their top issues of concern.”
Finally, this survey also found the majority of likely voters in NC-13, including over half of all unaffiliated voters, support a constitutional amendment requiring voters to provide photo identification before voting in person. The exact text of the question reads as follows:
Voters will also consider amendments to the North Carolina Constitution in the November election. Would you vote for or against a state constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person?
Not Sure 8%
Complete questions and crosstabs can be found here.
This poll surveyed 537 likely voters from North Carolina’s 13thCongressional District 7/12/18 through 7/16/18 with a +/- 4.7% margin of error.
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Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization that fights to remove barriers to freedom so that all North Carolinians can enjoy a better life.