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North Carolinians believe the top issue at the national level are jobs and the economy according to a recent Civitas Poll. A Gallup poll released a week after the Civitas Poll noted too that nearly 40 percent of Americans believe the economy is the biggest positive right now in the nation.
The U.S. GDP increased by 4.1%. If that growth rate continues through the year, it would be the highest reported annual growth in 13 years. Less than a decade ago, some economists predicted that 2 percent growth would be the “new normal” for the foreseeable future.
In contrast to North Carolina, a Reuters poll from earlier this month suggested that immigration slightly topped the economy as the most important national issue. That poll reported 15% declared immigration the top issue, while 14% said the economy is most important. The strong showing of immigration in the poll probably reflects that most Americans think that the economy is currently strong.
North Carolinians also noted that gun policies, health care, and the presidency of Donald Trump are also important national issues.
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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.