North Carolina Statewide Poll Results

September 25, 2014

Results for September 22 – 23, 2014

Executive Summary

Winter Springs, Fla. – Gathering the political pulse of North Carolina likely registered voters was the scope of a recent Human Events and Gravis Marketing poll completed on September 23rd, 2014. Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research firm based in Winter Springs, Fla. conducted a random survey of 860 likely registered voters in North Carolina regarding statewide political candidates. The polls were conducted using IVR technology, weighted by historical voting demographics and carries a margin of error of 3%. The results follow.

Federal Politics Recap

The likely registered voters in North Carolina were asked about their opinion on the current job performance of President Barack Obama to kick off the Gravis Markating / Human Events poll. According to a segment of voters that included 52% female and 48% male that where 38% stated they were Democrat, 34% Republican and 27% were Independent aligned voters, the majority – 51% currently disapprove of the President’s job performance. 42% of those polled approve of his recent job performance while 7% were ‘unsure’.

The voters were then asked about potential match-ups to replace the President in 2016 as they were asked “If the election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Hillary Clinton, whom would you vote for?” Republican Rand Paul captured 45% of the potential vote, while Clinton was only one point behind – receiving 44% respectfully. At the time the poll was taken, only 10 percent of those polled remain undecided.

The potential match-up then changed by one candidate, as votes were asked, “If the election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Elizabeth Warren, whom would you vote for?” The Republican Senator from Kentucky captured 46% of those polled, while Warren received 33%. When asked to choose between these two candidates, 22% are currently undecided.

State of North Carolina Political Recap 

The Gravis Marketing / Human Events poll then inquired about the voters choice for Senate by asking, “If the election for Senate were held today and the candidates were Republican Thom Tillis and Democrat Kay Hagan, whom would you vote for?” 46% of those polled would support the Democratic Candidate Kay Hagan, while 42% would cast a vote for Republican Thom Tillis. 12% of the likely voters were currently unsure as to whom they would support in the upcoming November 2014 election.

The focus of the poll then shifted to the State Governor race where the 840 likely registered voters were asked, “If the election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper, whom would you vote for?” According to the Gravis Marketing data, 45% stated they would support Republican Pat McCrory, 42% would vote for Democrat Roy Cooper and 12% remain unsure at the time of the poll.

About Gravis Marketing

Established in 2010 by co-founder Doug Kaplan, Gravis Marketing is a non-partisan research firm headquartered in Winter Springs, Florida.  Gravis Marketing was the recipient of the 2013 American Association of Political Consultants Award for 2012 Presidential Primary domestic and international phone calls. To learn more about Gravis Marketing and review previous State and Federal polling data’ including their recent poll from Connecticut that infused Gravis Internet Panels to their complete polling package, please visit their website @ http://www.GravisMarketing.com.

Do approve or disapprove of President Obama’s job performance?

Approval of ObamaIf the election for Senate were held today and the candidates were Republican Thom Tillis and Democrat Kay Hagan, whom would you vote for?

SenateIf the election for Governor were held today and the candidates were Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper, whom would you vote for?

Governor If the election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Hillary Clinton, whom would you vote for?

President, Paul or ClintonIf the election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Elizabeth Warren, whom would you vote for?

President, Paul or WarrenShould Congress pass legislation overriding the ability of states to legalize and regulate online gambling?

Congress, Online GamblingHow likely are you to vote in the General Election on November 4 2014?

Likelihood of VotingThe following questions are for demographic purposes.
What is your political
party affiliation?

PartyAre you Hispanic?

HispanicWhat race do you identify yourself as?

RaceWhich of the following best represents your religious affiliation?

Religious affiliationWhat is the highest level of education you have completed?

Education CategoryHow old are you?

Age groupWhat is your gender?

GenderNote: the polls were conducted using IVR technology and weighted by historical voting demographics.

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