As we near 2020, North Carolina continues to affirm its role as a political battleground state. This is evidenced in our Council of State races, which led to the election of a Democratic governor, a Republican lieutenant governor, a Democratic attorney general, and a Republican treasurer in the 2016 election. We’re a state that gave President Donald Trump 15 electoral votes by a fairly small 173,300 vote margin. As a result, things will likely become increasingly animated over the next 15 months.
Civitas recently commissioned two statewide polls to gauge where North Carolinians currently stand on various political issues. As always, polls are a snapshot in time, with the very real potential for variance between now and the time of an election. However, when viewed in the context of previous data, one can often discern a trajectory that helpfully informs the policy discussions as candidates and elected officials seek to understand their constituencies.
Below is a list of media coverage the latest Civitas Poll has received. Our next statewide public opinion poll will be released on September 18th, 2019. We will hold a special poll lunch in Wilmington to coincide with the release. You can reserve your ticket for the lunch here.
Statewide Civitas Poll among likely voters from all political parties
Statewide August 2019 Poll by Harper Polling by Civitas
Trump v. Biden by RealClearPolitics
NC Survey: Voters prefer Trump & Cooper, says NC & US on wrong track by Fayetteville Observer
Civitas Poll: NC divided over Medicaid expansion, watch Cooper-Trump voters by Carolina Journal
Gubernatorial match-up coverage by Daily Kos
Statewide Civitas Poll among likely Democratic primary voters
Democratic primary poll by SurveyUSA by Civitas
Former VP Biden, leading in NC polls, coming to Charlotte this month for fundraiser by Charlotte Observer
Civitas Poll shows Biden with substantial lead in NC by PoliticsNC