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For … or Against? — Sept. 2016 Presidential Poll

October 14, 2016


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Our September 2016 poll asked voters about the nature of their support for a presidential candidate.

We asked voters:

And would you say your vote in the presidential election is more of a vote FOR a candidate or a vote AGAINST a candidate?

Their responses:

60%     Total For

30%     Total Against


46%     Strongly For

14%     Somewhat For

10%     Somewhat Against

20%     Strongly Against

9%       Don’t Know/ Unsure/ A little of both

1%       Refused

For more on the poll, click here.

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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