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March 2016 Poll Scores Successes


March 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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The morning after the 2016 primary and reflecting on our last poll, it is amazing how accurate and thorough Civitas Polling was in calling the statewide primary results for both Democrat and Republican primaries and the bond referendum.

On the Democrat side for president, our poll got the election right, missing the Hillary Clinton number by only 2.5 percentage points. Bernie Sanders rode his performance in other states to a stronger showing but still came in second. Amazingly, our poll showed long-dropped-out candidate Martin O’Malley at 1 percent and he ended up with 1 percent of the vote!

For Republicans, we got the presidential order of finish right with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Marco Rubio finishing in that order.

To learn more about how our polling a week before the election accorded with the final results, click here.

For questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at bmedina@nccivitas.org.

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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