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Our April 2017 poll asked likely NC voters about proposed tax cuts, plus a related question. The questions and answers are as follows:
Currently there is a bill in the legislature that would lower the state’s individual income tax rate from 5.499 percent to 5.35 percent. It would also cut taxes in other ways, such as increasing the standard deduction from $17,500 to $20,000 for married couples filing jointly, and $8,750 to $10,000 for single filers. Would you support or oppose this bill to cut state income taxes?
65% Total Support
23% Total Oppose
45% Strongly Support
20% Somewhat Support
14% Somewhat Oppose
9% Strongly Oppose
12% Don’t Know/ Need More Information
And thinking about government for a moment, which of the following types of government do you prefer…
67% A smaller government with fewer services, but lower waste and taxes
19% A larger government with more services, but with higher taxes and likelihood for waste
12% Don’t Know
All questions and responses in the April poll, which covers a wide range of issues, 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.
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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.