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Who’s Got Right Presidential Personality? — Aug. 2016 Poll

August 15, 2016



Our August 2016 poll of unaffiliated voters asked about how NC voters viewed the two main candidates’ personal traits. One such question follows:

Regardless of how you intend to vote, who do you think has a better personality and temperament to serve effectively as president? Donald Trump? or Hillary Clinton?

38% Trump
52% Clinton
9%  Not Sure

SurveyUSA interviewed 400 likely November voters from the entire state of North Carolina 07/31/16 through 08/02/16 using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer, using Registration-list Based Sample (RBS) from Aristotle of Washington, DC. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

Crosstabs are available here.


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Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only public policy organization offering statewide independent, nonpartisan data on a regular basis. Our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters 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 advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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