RALEIGH, N.C. – Civitas Poll has just released voter approval of five potential constitutional amendments. Covering a wide array of issues, voters were asked if they supported or opposed amending the state Constitution in five key areas.
“The preamble of the North Carolina Constitution states that its purpose is to preserve the liberties of North Carolinians,” said Civitas President Donald Bryson. “In that tradition, North Carolinians appear to show support for these amendments – including preserving the legitimacy of North Carolina elections by requiring identification at the ballot box.”
The text of the questions read as follows:
First, a state constitutional amendment that says, “Every person offering to vote in person shall present photo identification before voting in the manner prescribed by law?” Would you support or oppose this amendment?
7% Not Sure
Next, a state constitutional amendment that says, “the rate of tax on incomes shall not exceed five and one-half percent (5.5%)”? Would you support or oppose this amendment?
21% Not Sure
A state constitutional amendment limiting the annual growth of the state budget to a percentage equal to the sum of annual inflation and the state’s annual population growth rate?
34% Not Sure
A state constitutional amendment that says “the right to live includes the right to work, and therefore the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor organization?”
10% Not Sure
A state constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife?
16% Not Sure
Complete crosstabs can be found here.
This state-wide poll surveyed 541 registered voters with a margin of error +/- 5.2%. This survey was taken June 9-12, 2018.
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.