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U.S. Senate Race Polling — June 2016

July 14, 2016



Our most recent poll also looked at Sen. Richard Burr and the U.S. Senate race. Key results included:

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

4/16     5/16     6/16

37%     40%     44%     Richard Burr, the Republican,

35%     35%     34%     Deborah K. Ross, the Democrat,

 6%       4%       6%       … or Sean Haugh, the Libertarian?

21%     20%     15%     Lean/Undecided


26%     30%     34%     DEFINITELY BURR

11%     10%     10%     PROBABLY BURR

2%       2%       1%       LEAN BURR


30%     28%     27%     DEFINITELY ROSS

6%       7%       7%       PROBABLY ROSS

2%       1%       1%       LEAN ROSS


3%       3%       4%       DEFINITELY HAUGH

3%       1%       2%       PROBABLY HAUGH

1%       1%       *           LEAN HAUGH


16%     16%     13%     HARD UNDECIDED

*           —          *           NAMED OTHER

1%       *           1%       REFUSED

Now I am going to read you a list of people active in politics or in the news. After I read each name, please tell me if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of that person. If you never heard of them, just tell me and we’ll go on to the next one … Richard Burr

TOTAL     TOTAL                       VERY        SMWT      SMWT       VERY                                                         HRD OF/                    NEVER

                FAV         UNFAV                      FAV           FAV           UNFAV     UNFAV                                                     NO OPIN                    HRD OF

6/16       38%           30%                           13%            25%             14%            16%                                                              20%                             12%

5/16       39%           30%                            13%           26%              13%           17%                                                               20%                             12%


The poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken June 21-26, 2016.

To view all questions and results, click here.

Crosstabs can be found here.

Civitas conducts the only regular live-caller voting in North Carolina, 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 truly think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

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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