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Burr Leads Ross — May 2016 Poll

May 31, 2016



Our May 2016 poll looked at the race for U.S. Senate:

If the election for US Senate were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between… (READ IN ORDER, DO NOT ROTATE)

4/16     5/16

37%     40%     Richard Burr, the Republican,

35%     35%     Deborah K. Ross, the Democrat,

6%       4%       … or Sean Haugh, the Libertarian?

21%     20%     Lean/Undecided


26%     30%     DEFINITELY BURR

11%     10%     PROBABLY BURR

2%       2%       LEAN BURR


30%     28%     DEFINITELY ROSS

6%       7%       PROBABLY ROSS

2%       1%       LEAN ROSS


3%       3%       DEFINITELY HAUGH

3%       1%       PROBABLY HAUGH

1%       1%       LEAN HAUGH


16%     16%     HARD UNDECIDED (DNR)

*           —          NAMED OTHER (DNR)

1%       *           REFUSED (DNR)

The press release on the poll and links to data are as follows:

May 27, 2016
CONTACT: Demi Dowdy (919) 834-2099

Civitas Poll Reveals Views of Candidates, State Issues

Raleigh — A new Civitas poll reveals North Carolina voters’ views on national and state races as well as current events in our state.

The poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken May 21-23, 2016.

To view all questions and results, click here.

Crosstabs can be found here.

Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller voting in North Carolina, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.



For questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at

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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