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Hidden Trump Vote? — Sept. 2016


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Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential race caught many experts by surprise. Some had speculated that there was a hidden vote for him: People who favored him but were shy about it. Our September poll asked a relevant question:

Recently, there has been some talk in the media about a so called hidden vote for Donald Trump – where some people have decided to vote for him but aren’t saying so publicly. Do you personally know anyone who is going to vote for Donald Trump, but not stating that fact publicly?

19%     Yes

72%     No

7%       Don’t Know/ Unsure/ Maybe

2%       Refused

More on that question and the rest of the September poll can be found here.

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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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