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March 2016 Poll: Dems, GOP Split on U.S. Outlook


March 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Our March 2016 poll, which looked separately at likely Republican and Democratic primary voters, found wide divergence on some key views. One key attitude, which we regularly track, is whether the nation is on the right track or is headed in the wrong direction.

Republicans were  pessimistic when asked:

Do you feel things in the United States are generally heading in the right direction, or have things gotten off on the wrong track?

1/16     3/7

9%       8%       Right Direction

88%     89%     Wrong Track

3%       3%       Don’t Know/Unsure (DO NOT READ)

—          —          Refused (DO NOT READ)

There was a different result from our poll of Democrats when we asked them the same question.

Do you feel things in the United States are generally heading in the right direction, or have things gotten off on the wrong track?

1/16     3/7

49%     41%     Right Direction

41%     49%     Wrong Track

9%       9%       Don’t Know/Unsure (DO NOT READ)

—          —          Refused (DO NOT READ)

Similar splits are shown on some other key issues — with one revealing exception. Keep an eye on Polling Spotlight for more soon.

 

For questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at bmedina@nccivitas.org.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, 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 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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