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March 2016 Poll Shows NC Preferences for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Our latest poll shows that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are battling it out for the lead in the North Carolina primary, while Hillary Clinton had the edge over Bernie Sanders.

Question: If the Democratic Primary for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between? (READ IN ORDER)

1/16    3/7

2%       1%       Martin O’Malley
28%     28%     Bernie Sanders
53%     57%     Hillary Clinton
—          —          Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente
15%     8%       Or would you say you have No Preference
1%       2%       Someone else (Specify)
—          3%       Refused

Question: If the Republican Primary for President were being held today and you had to make a choice, for whom would you vote between? (READ IN ORDER)

1/16                1/19    3/7

3%                   2%       2%       Mike Huckabee
2%                   2%       11%     John R. Kasich
2%                   2%       1%       Rand Paul
11%                 10%     11%     Marco Rubio
—                      1%       —          Rick Santorum
25%                 27%     32%     Donald J. Trump
3%                   4%       2%       Jeb Bush
9%                   7%       3%       Ben Carson
4%                   4%       —          Chris Christie
22%                 23%     26%     Ted Cruz
2%                   2%       —          Carly Fiorina
—                      —          —          Jim Gilmore
15%                 11%     6%       Or would you say you have No Preference
—                      2%       1%       Other (Specify)
1%                   2%       5%       Refused

To see the details on the full poll, including the responses of Democratic and Republican voters on key issues and statewide races, click here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Donald Bryson, email Brooke Medina 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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