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NC Election Poll Survey Results: Healthcare and voter identification

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Capital Tonight Anchor Tim Boyum breaks down the results of the latest poll.

Time Warner Cable News conducted an election poll survey across North Carolina during the final week of March. Results of the poll will be updated throughout the week and catch an analysis of responses on Capital Tonight at 7 p.m.

• Should there be a national standard, individual state standards, or no standard for requiring voter identification at the places where people vote?

57% National Standard
22% Individual State Standards
15% No Standard
6% Not Sure

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• Should the use of marijuana for medical purposes be legal in North Carolina? Or against the law?

62% Legal
30% Against The Law
9% Not Sure
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• How would you describe the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, up to now? Has it been: Very successful? Somewhat successful? Not very successful? Or not at all successful?

13% Very
29% Somewhat
17% Not Very
39% Not At All
3% Not Sure

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• What has been your personal experience with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, up to now? A positive experience? A negative experience? Or have you not had any personal experience?

19% Positive
30% Negative
49% No Personal Experience
3% Not Sure

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• What recognition should same-sex couples have in North Carolina? No legal recognition at all? Domestic partner benefits from those private employers who choose to grant them, but no legal recognition? Legal recognition through civil unions? Or legal recognition through marriage?

33% No Legal Recognition
16% Domestic Partner Benefits
19% Civil Unions
27% Marriage
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About the Poll:

SurveyUSA interviewed 2,200 North Carolina adults 03/27/14 through 03/31/14. Of the adults, 1,930 were registered to vote. Of the registered, SurveyUSA determined that 433 were likely to vote in the 05/06/14 Republican Primary, and only those likely Republican Primary voters were asked the Republican Primary questions. A larger group of 1,489 likely general election voters was asked about the head-to-head November match-ups. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (78% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (22% of registered voters), were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

Statement of Methodology: This poll was conducted by telephone in the voice of a professional announcer. Respondent households were selected at random, using Random Digit Dialed (RDD) sample provided by Survey Sampling, of Fairfield CT. All respondents heard the questions asked identically. The pollster's report includes the geography that was surveyed; the date(s) interviews were conducted, the number of respondents who answered each question and the theoretical margin of sampling error for each question. Where necessary, respondents were weighted using the most recent US Census estimates for age, gender, ethnic origin and region, to align the sample to the population. In theory, one can say with 95% certainty that the results would not vary by more than the stated margin of sampling error, in one direction or the other, had the entire universe of respondents with home telephones been interviewed with complete accuracy. There are other possible sources of error in all surveys that may be more serious than sampling error. These include: the difficulty of interviewing respondents who do not have a home telephone; the refusal by some with home telephones to be interviewed; the order in which questions are asked; the wording of questions; the way and extent to which data are weighted; and the manner in which specialized populations, such as likely voters, are determined. It is difficult to quantify the errors that may result from these and other factors. Research methodology, questionnaire design and fieldwork for this survey were completed by SurveyUSA of Clifton, NJ. This statement conforms to the principles of disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

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