Civitas Releases July Polling Figures

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Our good friends over at the Civitas Institute in Raleigh just released their most recent statewide polling results. Thought you might be interested:

Do you feel things in North Carolina are generally headed in the right direction or have gotten off on the wrong track?
Right direction
34%
Wrong track
53%
Not Sure
12%
Refused
<1%

What is the biggest issue or problem facing North Carolina today?
Improve Econ/Create Jobs
43%
Hold down taxes/spending
16%
Improve Public Education
14%
Reduce Health Care Costs
7%
Gov't Corruption
11%
Protecting Environment
2%
Control Illegal Immigration
6%
Not Sure
3%

If the election for state legislature were held today, would you be voting:
Democratic
43%
Republican
34%
Neither
6%
Not Sure
17%

Opinion of Barack Obama
Favorable
56%
Unfavorable
30%
No opinion
13%

Opinion of Beverly Perdue
Favorable
30%
Unfavorable
44%
No opinion
25%
Not Aware
1%

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Congress is doing?
Strongly Approve
6%
Somewhat Approve
29%
Somewhat Disapprove
30%
Strongly Disapprove
23%
Not Sure
12%

If the election for Gov. were held today, would you vote to reelect Bev Perdue?
Yes
26%
No
55%
Not sure
19%

If the election for Gov. were held today, and the candidates were Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Bev Perdue, for whom would you be voting?
McCrory
46%
Perdue
32%
Not Sure
22%

Would you support or oppose a North Carolina law that would allow voters to remove elected officials from office a recall vote?
Strongly support
41%
Somewhat support
23%
Somewhat oppose
10%
Strongly oppose
11%
Not Sure
15%

If North Carolina had a recall law allowing voters to remove elected officials from office, would you vote to recall Gov. Bev Perdue?
Yes
35%
No
48%
Not sure
17%

Gov. Perdue has announced a plan to raise taxes by $3.3 billion over the next to years in order to maintain essential state services. Do you support or oppose this plan?
Support
21%
Oppose
69%
Not sure
9%

As part of her plan, Gov. Perdue has proposed an emergency 1-cent increase in the state sales tax bringing it to 7.75%. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
Support
30%
Oppose
66%
Not sure
4%

Gov. Perdue says that her emergency 1-cent sales tax increase will only be temporary and will expire next fall. Do you in fact believe it will expire or will it end up being made a permanent sales tax increase?
Expire
13%
Become permanent
77%
Not sure
9%

In another part of her plan Gov. Perdue proposed charging sales tax on services like auto repairs, home repairs and warranties on products. Do you support this proposal?
Support
13%
Oppose
77%
Not sure
9%

Do you believe Gov. Perdue and the state legislature have done all they can to remove wasteful spending from the state budget in order to prevent the need for a tax increase?
Yes
11%
No
79%
Not sure
10%

NC Legislators are supposed to pass a state budget by July 1st. Do you think legislators should stop getting paid if they miss this deadline until they pass a budget?
Yes
65%
No
27%
Not sure
8%

When thinking about health care reform, what should be the highest priority: ensuring universal coverage for all Americans, maintaining a high quality health care system, or keeping health care costs affordable?
Universal coverage for all
16%
High quality system
18%
Keep costs affordable
61%
Not sure
4%

Would you personally be willing to pay higher taxes to provide health insurance for all Americans?
Yes
36%
No
56%
Not sure
9%

Given your knowledge of Medicaid and other government sponsored health care programs, would you entrust your health or your family's health to a government run health insurance plan over a private option?
Yes
29%
No
57%
Not sure
14%

Do you think the stimulus package passed by congress earlier this year is making things better, worse, or having no effect on the economy?
Better
20%
Worse
22%
No effect
45%
Not sure
12%

If Congress were to consider a second stimulus package this year, would you support or oppose it?
Support
25%
Oppose
57%
Not sure
19%

Do you agree or disagree that a person who wishes to vote should be required to show photo identification before being allowed to cast a ballot?
Agree
86%
Disagree
10%
Not sure
4%

Which statement more reflects your beliefs: NC should have strict voting laws that ensure only eligible voters can vote even if it means that some eligible voters are denied, or NC should have less strict voting laws so that everyone can vote even if some ineligible voters are able to cast ballots?
Strict laws
73%
Less strict laws
21%
Not sure
6%

Would you support or oppose a law requiring drivers to renew their license every three years beginning at age 75, and be required to take a new driver's test beginning at 75?'
Support
79%
Oppose
17%
Not sure
4%

Do you support or oppose a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 15 percent in the United States by the year 2020 if it would require an increase in consumer prives estimated by the congressional budget office to reach $1600 a year for every household?
Support
33%
Oppose
51%
Not sure
16%

Do you think abortion should be legal under all circumstances, not legal under any circumstances, or legal only in cases of rape, incest, and to preserve the life of the mother?
Under all circumstances
24%
Under no circumstances
14%
Rape/Incest/Life of mother
53%
Not sure
8%

Which of the following do you believe is the best role for government to play as it relates to the economy: actively spend money to create jobs or serve a limited role and allow the free markets to create jobs?
Actively spend/create jobs
34%
Serve a limited role
56%
Not sure
9%

Do you believe taxes in North Carolina are too high, too low, or just about right for the services you receive?
Too high
56%
Too low
3%
About right
38%
Not sure
3%

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