RALEIGH, N.C. – Today Civitas Poll released its annual statewide survey of unaffiliated voters. Unaffiliated voters are the second largest voting bloc in North Carolina, comprising 31.5 percent of the voting population. This poll covered a broad range of issues, including support for three amendments scheduled for the November ballot:
Total Support 63%
Total Oppose 31%
Income tax cap
Total Support 60%
Total Oppose 27%
Right to hunt and fish
Total Support 65%
Total Oppose 24%
“Given the recent amount of controversy surrounding state constitutional amendments, these three amendments appear to be on track for passage,” said Donald Bryson, president of the Civitas Institute. “It will be difficult for opponents to create enough opposition in the next 75 days to defeat them.”
The poll also allowed respondents to describe the Republican and Democratic parties in their own words.
“Unaffiliated voters are not a monolithic voting bloc and instant reactions on North Carolina’s two largest political parties range from fondness to outright rage,” continued Bryson.
Complete poll results can be found here.
Crosstabs can be found here.
This statewide poll was conducted by Harper Polling. It surveyed 500 likely unaffiliated voters in North Carolina with a +/- 4.4% margin of error. The survey was conducted August 8-21, 2018. Responses were gathered via landline (70%) and mobile telephone (30%) interviews conducted by live callers.
For questions or interview requests, contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.