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Views on Gov. Cooper — April 2017 Poll

May 5, 2017


Cooper favorables

Our April 2017 poll asked likely NC voters what they thought of Gov. Roy Cooper. The key questions and responses are below:

Now I am going to read you a list of people and organizations 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 or organization. If you have never heard of them, just tell me and we’ll go on to the next one … the next one is Roy Cooper …

               TOTAL        TOTAL                                                 HRD OF/                    NEVER

                  FAV          UNFAV                                                NO OPIN                    HRD OF

4/17           53%             27%                                                      14%                              5%

3/17           50%             31%                                                      15%                               4%

2/17           51%              31%                                                      15%                               3%


Now, please tell me whether you approve or disapprove of … the job that Roy Cooper is doing as Governor?

                  Total           Total                                                 Don’t

               Approve    Disapprove                                        Know

4/17          59%             24%                                                  17%

3/17          50%             27%                                                     22%

2/17          50%             26%                                                     25%


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.

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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