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Lt. Governor Race — Sept. 2016 Poll

October 3, 2016


Lt gov sept 2016 poll

Our September 2016 poll included this question:

If the election for Lieutenant Governor were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote?

5/16     9/16

36%     35%     Dan Forest, the Republican,

36%     39%     Linda Coleman, the Democrat,

3%       4%       …or Jackie Cole*, the Libertarian?

24%     21%     Lean/Undecided


29%     30%     DEFINITELY FOREST

7%       4%       PROBABLY FOREST

2%       1%       LEAN FOREST


30%     31%     DEFINITELY COLEMAN

7%       7%       PROBABLY COLEMAN

2%       1%       LEAN COLEMAN


2%       4%       DEFINITELY COLE*

1%       1%       PROBABLY COLE*

1%       —          LEAN COLE*


19%     20%     HARD UNDECIDED

*           *           NAMED OTHER

1%       1%       REFUSED


* Jackie Cole replaced J. J. Summerell on the ballot – May numbers are for J.J. Summerell

For more on this 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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