Widening existing roads and improving public transportation are what Mecklenburg County residents believe are the most effective ways to combat traffic congestion, according to the latest Elon University Poll, and two thirds of respondents support the expansion of light rail options throughout the county.
Half the citizens of Mecklenburg County believe their community has gotten off on the wrong track, and though more than two thirds of Charlotte residents in the latest Elon University Poll believe the upcoming mayoral and council elections are significant, no clear frontrunner has emerged in the race to replace outgoing Mayor Pat McCrory.
North Carolina residents believe there has been more mudslinging and
negative campaigning this election season than in previous years,
although most say political ads have not been helpful in selecting a
candidate to endorse, according to the latest Elon University Poll.
North Carolinians believe the Democratic Party is better able than the
GOP to handle every major domestic policy issue facing the nation and
now show greater levels of support for Democratic candidates in the
presidential and U.S. Senate races this fall, according to the latest
Elon University Poll.
Elon University undergraduate and law students took the stage Wednesday
night in a campus event that matched supporters of Republican Sen. John
McCain and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama against each other for a presidential debate
on issues chosen by their peers at a recent College Coffee.
Forty-eight percent of North Carolinians support the federal
government’s efforts to assist banks and other financial institutions
on the verge of collapse, according to the latest Elon University Poll,
and more than half of respondents believe such aid will have a positive
impact on the economy.
With nearly half of North Carolinians blaming the Republican Party for
current economic conditions nationwide, levels of support for both
the GOP and the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential election have
drawn even among those living in the Tar Heel State, according to the
latest Elon University Poll.
More than half of North Carolina residents have a favorable view of
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, whose marks are
much higher than those of Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, according
to the latest Elon University Poll.
A majority of North Carolinians support offshore oil drilling
initiatives, and nearly four out of five respondents in the latest Elon
University Poll believe that supplies should be available exclusively
to people living in the United States – not sold to nations overseas.