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Poll: Majority of NC Voters Believe Tax Cuts Will Help Their Financial Situation

RALEIGH – The latest Civitas poll has found that by a 2-1 margin, likely North Carolina voters think “cutting state taxes” will help their current financial situation more than “increasing state spending” to boost the economy.

The full text of the question is below.

Which of the following options would be MOST beneficial to your current financial situation? (RANDOMIZE)

47% Cutting state taxes to boost the economy
24% Increasing state spending to boost the economy.
18% Leaving the state’s economy as it is right now.
11% Don’t Know/ Need more info
* Refused

Civitas President Francis De Luca said, “While Governor Cooper and his leftist allies are pushing for even more state spending, voters think that cutting taxes will do more to boost the economy and help their personal financial situation. The mandate from the people is of North Carolina is clear.”

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This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken May 18, 20-21, 2017.

Full poll results will be available at our May Poll Lunch today at 11:30 am at the Holiday Inn at 320 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603. You can register and find more information here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Francis De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at or call (919) 747-8064.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, 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 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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