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Voters Favor Tax Cap — Feb. 2017 Poll

February 23, 2017


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The February 2017 Civitas Poll  found that 68 percent of North Carolina voters polled support an amendment to the state constitution that would lower the current 10% personal income tax rate cap to 5.5%.

The full text of the question is below.

The current North Carolina Personal Income Tax rate is 5.49% but the North Carolina Constitution allows it to go up to 10%. With that in mind, would you support or oppose a constitutional amendment to lower the current cap of 10% to 5.5%?

68%     Total Support
21%     Total Oppose

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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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