The Elon Poll

Elon University Poll: News Release & Data Archives

October 7, 2014: In a close race for U.S. Senate, images and ballot order matter
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September 15, 2014: Hagan leads Tillis with wide gender gap among likely voters
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May 9, 2014: Opinions on "Most Admired North Carolinians"
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May 5, 2014: Residents more upbeat about N.C. with mixed views on social issues
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May 1, 2014: Kay Hagan’s approval stalls as Thom Tillis grows name recognition
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April 3, 2014: Economy, education on the mind of Alamance County residents
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March 3, 2014: U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's approval ratings continue to slide
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December 4, 2013: North Carolinians in the dark about 'sunshine' laws
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November 25, 2013: Thankful for health and family, N.C. down on economy, spending
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November 22, 2013: Approval ratings decline for president, governor, Congress, General Assembly, U.S. Senators
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September 20, 2013: In North Carolina, mixed approval on new state laws
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September 19, 2013: Obama, McCrory approval numbers drop in N.C.
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April 17, 2013: North Carolinians oppose several state legislative proposals
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April 12, 2013: N.C. divided on Obama approval and happy with McCrory
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March 4, 2013: Majority in N.C. favor gun control laws
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March 1, 2013: Most in N.C. worried about budget cuts
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Executive Summaries on Various Topics from the February 2013 Elon University Poll

November 2, 2012: The 'Pack backs Romney; the Heels dig Obama
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October 29, 2012: Presidential race a dead heat in North Carolina
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September 3, 2012: Romney holds lead in N.C. as DNC begins
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May 1, 2012: Two years later, N.C. sour on health care law
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April 30, 2012: McCrory leads N.C. gubernatorial candidates in favorability marks
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April 27, 2012: Romney trails Obama in favorability in N.C.
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April 4, 2012: North Carolinians support voter ID law
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April 3, 2012: N.C. blames gas prices on oil companies, foreign nations
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April 2, 2012: Support growing for same-sex marriage rights
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March 30, 2012: Economic mood brightens in North Carolina
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March 9, 2012: Economic mood brightens in North Carolina
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March 6, 2012: Obama job approval inches up in N.C.
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November 7, 2011: State residents divided on OWS movement
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November 4, 2011: N.C. favors higher taxes on millionaires, unhappy with Congress
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October 3, 2011: North Carolinians divided on jobs proposal
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September 30, 2011: Majority of N.C. residents oppose constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
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April 18, 2011: North Carolinians support alternative energy measures ... except for nuclear
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April 15, 2011: N.C. lukewarm on Obama, unhappy with Perdue
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March 15, 2011: Economy taking toll on Alamance County
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March 11, 2011: N.C. residents support state constitutional amendment for open meetings
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Feb. 28, 2011: State residents divided on health care reform
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Feb. 25, 2011: Support cools for N.C. sales tax extension
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Nov. 22, 2010: Majority of state residents oppose school vouchers
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Nov. 19, 2010: N.C. residents show support for sales tax hike
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Nov. 1, 2010: Men, Republicans more knowledgeable on politics
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Oct. 29, 2010: Burr approval numbers low as election nears
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Sept. 27, 2010: North Carolinians downbeat on economy
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Sept. 24, 2010: N.C. residents split on Obama's performance
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April 26, 2010: State residents support drilling off N.C. coast
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April 23, 2010: North Carolinians divided on Obama's job performance
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March 22, 2010: Burr most recognizable name in contest for U.S. Senate
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March 19, 2010: North Carolinians favor healthcare reform
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March 1, 2010: N.C. resident say religion is losing influence on American life
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February 26, 2010: North Carolinians support Obama, not Congress
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November 23, 2009: N.C. residents cynical about politicians
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November 20, 2009: North Carolinians show continued support for direct election of judges
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November 2, 2009: North Carolinians favor public option
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October 30, 2009: Uphill climb for Sen. Richard Burr in re-election campaign
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September 22, 2009: Mecklenburg Co. residents support light rail, upbeat on economy
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September 21, 2009: Charlotte mayoral race remains wide open
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April 27, 2009: Economy taking its toll on Carolinians
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April 24, 2009: As first 100 days come to an end, Carolinians give President Barack Obama mixed reviews
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March 23, 2009: Half of North Carolinians oppose state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages
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March 20, 2009: Majority of N.C. residents unaware of "sunshine" laws
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March 2, 2009: North Carolinians support banning cell phones while driving, anti-smoking initiatives
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February 27, 2009: North Carolinians support Obama's handling of the economy, federal stimulus package
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November 3, 2008: North Carolinians displeased with tone of 2008 campaigns
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October 31, 2008: North Carolinians throwing support to Democratic Party
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October 21, 2008: Majority of N.C. residents favor TV channel for state legislative sessions and hearings
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October 6, 2008: Support mixed in N.C. for vouchers, stem cell research
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October 3, 2008: North Carolinians blame GOP for economic woes
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October 3, 2008: North Carolinians support financial sector bailout
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September 21, 2008: Two out of three N.C. residents support offshore oil drilling
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September 19, 2008: In North Carolina, GOP holds edge in presidential race
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April 21, 2008: Elon Poll finds economy remains top concern in primary elections
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April 18, 2008: Elon Poll finds mixed results on role of race, gender & age in elections
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March 18, 2008: Elon Poll finds state residents reducing water use
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March 17, 2008: Elon Poll finds public attitudes vary on solutions to traffic woes
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February 25, 2008: Elon Poll finds North Carolinians support Dole in Washington
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February 22, 2008: Elon Poll finds economy to play strong role in '08 elections
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November 16, 2007: Elon Poll finds a lack of confidence in Congress, Bush
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November 15, 2007: Elon Poll finds Clinton, Giuliani lead pack in South Atlantic states
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October 2, 2007: Elon Poll finds land transfer taxes lack support, stem cell use gets public approval
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October 1, 2007: Elon Poll finds low support for Bush in North Carolina
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September 28, 2007: Elon Poll finds Clinton, Thompson leading presidential races
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April 24, 2007: Elon Poll finds North Carolinians split on direction of public schools, unprepared for hurricane season
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April 23, 2007: Elon Poll finds support for ban on smoking in public places
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April 20, 2007: North Carolinians undecided on presidential, gubernatorial choice; support for President Bush declines, Elon Poll finds
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February 26, 2007: Elon University Poll of Southeastern states shows Clinton, Giuliani have early edge in 2008 presidential field
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February 23, 2007: Elon Poll of Southeastern states shows 57 percent oppose U.S. troop surge in Iraq
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November 20, 2006: Elon University Poll results on immigration, education
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November 17, 2006: Most N.C. residents believe cell phone use while driving decreases highway safety
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October 31, 2006: 61 percent confidence level for Robin Hayes in N.C. 8th U.S. House District race
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October 30, 2006: Support for Shuler, low approval ratings for Taylor in N.C.’s 11th U.S. House District race
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October 3, 2006: Support for N.C. smoking ban at 65 percent
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October 2, 2006: Drop in confidence in N.C. House Speaker Jim Black
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Most News Releases Prior to October 2, 2006, Do Not Have Specific Result Sets Available Online

September 29, 2006: Support for Bush at 45 percent; top election issues include economy, terrorism

September 24-28, 2006: Elon Poll finds drop in confidence in NC House Speaker Jim Black

September 24-28, 2006: Elon Poll finds support for Bush at 45 percent; top election issues include economy, terrorism

April 10, 2006: Immigration is important issue in N.C.; citizens divided over impact
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April 8, 2006: State should provide equal funding for school districts
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April 3-7, 2006: Elon University Poll shows lack of confidence in House Speaker Black

February 20-23 and February 26-March 2, 2006: N.C. residents favor fixed gas tax, minimum wage increase; reaction mixed on House Speaker Jim Black

February 20-23 and February 26-March 2, 2006: Hurricane preparedness low in Southeastern states, Elon University Poll finds

February 20-23 and February 26-March 2, 2006: Elon University Poll shows support for Bush at 43 percent in Southeastern states

November 14-17, 2005: Support strong for lottery, death penalty in N.C., Elon University Poll finds

October 25-28, 2005: Bush’s approval rating drops in latest Elon University Poll

April 18-26, 2005: North Carolinians pessimistic about national economy, support in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, Elon University Poll finds

March 7-10, 2005: North Carolinians wary of Bush exit strategy for Iraqi war, Elon University Poll finds

February 14-17, 2005: North Carolinians skeptical of Bush plan for Social Security, Elon University Poll finds

November 15-18, 2004: Elon University Poll finds Iraq, economy key issues for Bush, Easley in second terms

October 25-28, 2004: Elon Poll finds lack of knowledge of candidates’ issue positions

September 20-23, 2004: Bush's overall approval rating same as April; Kerry better equipped to balance federal budget

April 26-29, 2004: Bush's overall approval drops in latest Elon University Poll

March 8-11, 2004: Strengths of presidential candidates differ, Elon University Poll finds

February 16-19, 2004: Democrats more likely to balance budget, create jobs

November 17-20, 2003: Presidential Job Approval Rating

October 27-30, 2003: Jobs are top issue in 2004 governor's race

September 22-25, 2003: Bush?s approval on Iraq, economy lags in Elon Poll

April 28-May 1, 2003: Elon University Poll finds residents believe U.N. should lead rebuilding effort in Iraq

March 10-13, 2003: North Carolinians becoming impatient with United Nations

February 18-20, 2003: U.N. support crucial to military action in Iraq

November 18-21, 2002: Support for military action in Iraq still strong

October 21-24, 2002: Poll finds that prescription drugs for seniors, creation of new jobs are top issues in upcoming Senate election

September 16-19, 2002: Poll finds support for Iraqi military strikes, lottery referendum

April 15-18, 2002: Edwards' support slips

March 4-7, 2002: Dole enjoys strong recognition, favorability ratings

Feb. 11-14, 2002: Support for Edwards strong among citizens

Dec. 3-6, 2001: Dole enjoys early edge in U.S. Senate race

Oct. 22-25, 2001: Elon Poll examines terrorism, U.S. Senate race

Oct. 1-4, 2001: Elon Poll shows citizen confidence after attacks