Our April 2017 poll asked likely NC voters what they thought of House Bill 2 and its repeal. The key questions and responses are as follows:
Do you support or oppose the recent legislation made by the North Carolina legislature that repealed House Bill 2?
53% Total Support
28% Total Oppose
32% Strongly Support
20% Somewhat Support
8% Somewhat Oppose
20% Strongly Oppose
19% Don’t Know/ Need More Information
Still thinking about that issue… In your own words, what are your thoughts on this legislation that repealed House Bill 2? (OPEN ENDED)
18% Agree/ Good idea to repeal (General)
14% Non-Issue/ Shouldn’t have been an issue to begin with/ Shouldn’t have passed the first time
13% Should have separate bathrooms/ Men should not be allowed in women’s bathroom
11% Didn’t go far enough/ Should have been a full repeal
10% Disagree/ Shouldn’t have been repealed (General)
7% Don’t know enough/ Need more information
6% Costing the state money/ State was losing money
4% LGBT community has rights/ Doesn’t protect the rights of the LGBT community
3% Neutral/ Good and bad points (General)
3% Government shouldn’t be involved with local issues
2% NCAA told them what to do/ Was blackmailed by the NCAA
6% Don’t know
In your opinion, will the repeal of House Bill 2 improve North Carolina’s Economy?
61% Total Yes
35% Yes, Strongly
26% Yes, Somewhat
15% Don’t Know/ Unsure
Thinking about the recent repeal of House Bill 2, which of the following opinions comes closer to your own…
38% (Some/Other) people say that Governor Roy Cooper and the state legislature were strong-armed into repealing House Bill 2 by groups like the NCAA, the ACC and others who boycotted the state over their dislike of the law.
34% (Other/Some) people say that Governor Roy Cooper and the state legislature repealed House Bill 2 because they felt the bill was a mistake.
12% Don’t Know
Does the fact that Roy Cooper signed the repeal of House Bill 2 make you more or less likely to support him?
40% Total More Likely
26% Total Less Likely
26% Much More Likely
14% Somewhat More Likely
8% Somewhat Less Likely
18% Much Less Likely
27% No Impact/ No Difference
7% Don’t Know/ Refused
All questions and responses in this poll can be found here.
This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken April 22-23, 2017.