The latest Elon University Poll finds that Roy Cooper, North Carolina's attorney general, is building a lead over incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory as McCrory's approval rating hits its lowest point since April 2014.
Likely voters in North Carolina would currently vote for either former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over any of the 2016 Republican presidential nominees, save for one - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
The director of the Elon University Poll shared his analysis of the North Carolina political landscape and the way abortion debates could influence the 2016 elections.
Just 40 percent of North Carolinians believe that, as a whole, people "usually" or "always" receive a fair outcome in their dealings with the state court system, according to the latest Elon University Poll.
In North Carolina, Dr. Ben Carson leads the competition in the race to secure the GOP nomination for the 2016 presidential election, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Carson also tops former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a general election hypothetical head-to-head match up.
The first Elon University Poll of the fall shows that North Carolina Republicans currently favor real estate mogul Donald Trump more than other GOP presidential hopefuls in the race for the White House, but defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Tar Heel State next fall may require another nominee.
In addition to questions about pending Supreme Court cases and presidential politics, respondents in the latest Elon University Poll were asked to share their plans for the Fourth of July weekend.
The latest surveys from the Elon University Poll asked respondents to share traits that come to mind when they see the names of elected leaders with presidential ambitions.
Respondents in the poll's latest online surveys offered their views on legal questions about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Affordable Care Act and the rights of states to decide for themselves whether to recognize same-sex marriage.
The latest Elon University Poll found that a majority of North Carolina registered voters don't support legislation that would allow business owners with strong faith convictions to refuse service to people who are gay or lesbian.
While most people in the latest Elon University Poll approved of police officers wearing body cameras, when respondents were asked whether the video footage itself should be made available for public inspection, patterns started to vary based on political ideology and race.
The first Elon University Poll of the spring semester finds support in the Tar Heel State for two familiar names as several national politicians begin to express interest in succeeding President Barack Obama.
Led by faculty members Kenneth Fernandez and Jason Husser, the poll is taking part in an initiative created by the American Association of Public Opinion Research to encourage openness in the way survey firms share their findings.
The assistant professor of political science and Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement spoke with the North Carolina statewide news channel on Jan. 6, 2015, about the pros and cons of paper ballots versus touchscreen voting.
The assistant professor of political science and Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement spoke with Time Warner Cable News and with WFMY News 2 in early December about politics and the U.S. Senate's report on CIA torture.
The Elon University Poll, for the first time in its history, used an online survey to ask registered voters about their impressions of North Carolina's U.S. Senate candidates this fall while measuring the way name ordering on ballots might affect support for major party nominees.
Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a small edge in a bid to retain her seat this fall against challenger Thom Tillis, speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives and one of the state's most powerful Republican leaders.
Charlie Cook, one of the nation’s most respected political commentators, told an Elon University audience Wednesday that historical and demographic trends favor a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate this fall - but the GOP shouldn’t be too giddy as 2016 looks to be a blessing for Democrats.
Following the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, Assistant Professor Jason Husser examines survey data on American attitudes toward mental health and calls for more efforts to be made to remove the stigma of depression.
The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll was a program guest on Friday, July 18, 2014.
The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll offered an analysis of a federal lawsuit to prohibit the state from implementing a new voter ID law.
The assistant professor of political science and assistant director of the Elon University Poll penned a May 8 viewpoint analyzing the way in which North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature might inadvertently boost Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's reelection bid.
Nearly half of respondents in the latest Elon University Poll say the minimum wage should be at least $10 per hour, more people than not believe access to abortion should be made less difficult, and the state is still generally sour about "Obamacare."
A top Republican in North Carolina politics has bolstered his visibility leading up to a May 6 primary where the GOP will elect a candidate to challenge Democrat Kay Hagan for her U.S. Senate seat this fall.
Nearly two out of three respondents in the latest Elon University Poll are unaware that North Carolina laws exist to make many state government records open to inspection by residents.
Registered voters in a November survey showed increasing dissatisfaction with many of their elected leaders and highlighted healthcare as the most important issue in the country.
The assistant professor of political science spoke with North Carolina's statewide cable news channel about visible disagreements among members of the Republican Party.
Several regional news sources, including News 14 Carolina and the Associated Press, reported on findings from an Elon University Poll conducted in September 2013.
Shifts are open from Sept. 13-16 inside the Gray Pavilion in the Academic Village.
The assistant professor of political science offered a word of caution about a recent academic report calling for enhanced security at U.S. nuclear plants.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin sparked cries of a broken system from many Americans, but Assistant Professor Kenneth Fernandez warns about the risks of possible court reforms.
The New York Times and other national media outlets have recently published opinions critical of the state, but Assistant Professor Jason Husser counters that the best is yet to come in North Carolina.
Assistant Professor Jason Husser writes in a newspaper column about his childhood home's plan to honor a black sheriff's deputy slain in the 1960s.
A Winter Term course with International Fellows inspired Assistant Professor Jason Husser to explain why stereotypes can hurt a region.
Elon University Poll director Hunter Bacot answered questions from the (Greensboro, N.C.) News & Record in a weekly segment published Oct. 26, 2008.
Political analyst Charlie Cook predicted a “photo finish” in this
year’s presidential election during his visit to Elon Monday in which
he also weighed in on challenges for Democrat Barack Obama and the
choice of Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee.