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October 11, 2018: 

A new Elon University Poll finds that in the wake of Hurricane Florence, N.C. voters believe that climate change is negatively impacting the state's coastal areas and are supportive of environmental policy changes.

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September 6, 2018: 

A new Elon University Poll finds that N.C. voters know little about constitutional amendments they will be asked to vote on this fall, and that support shifts after voters are provided more information about the measures.

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August 22, 2018: 

A new Elon University Poll of college graduates finds that building relationships, especially early in a college career, with faculty, staff and peers is key to positive perceptions of the undergraduate experience.

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April 18, 2018: 

A new Elon University Poll conducted in partnership with The Business Journals surveyed residents in the 19 locations that are finalists for Amazon's $5 billion HQ2 project and tracked support for the project as well as how locals believe it might impact their lives.

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March 8, 2018: 

A new Elon University Poll conducted in partnership with the Raleigh News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer finds that a large majority of educators in the state say arming teachers with guns is a bad idea and would increase gun-related deaths in schools.

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Feb. 23, 2018: 

The most recent statewide survey gauged the level of political knowledge of N.C. voters and asked them their thoughts about the redistricting process through which congressional districts are drawn.

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Nov. 22, 2017: 

The most recent statewide survey asked what N.C. voters think about the current state of the economy and their spending plans during this year's holiday season as well as Thanksgiving traditions.

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Nov. 16, 2017: 

The most recent statewide survey asked about what N.C. voters think about the growing opioid crisis, whether they are personally impacted, what is driving the problem, whether their communities have the resources to deal with it and how best to address the problem.

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Nov. 14, 2017: 

The most recent statewide survey asked about what N.C. voters think about the Russia investigation, media bias, the support of N.C. senators for President Trump, and the potential for a nuclear attack during the next year by the U.S. or North Korea.

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Oct. 3, 2017: 

The latest statewide survey by the Elon University Poll asked about President Trump's job performance, Congressional action on Obamacare and DACA, NFL player protests, whether Confederate monuments should be removed from public spaces and other issues. 

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Sept. 28, 2017: 

The latest survey by the Elon University Poll, conducted in partnership with the Charlotte Observer and WBTV Television, assesses the opinions of Mecklenburg County voters on a broad range of topics including the Charlotte mayoral race, the state of race relations, job approval for President Donald Trump and N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, and economic issues

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May 2, 2017: 

The latest Elon University Poll finds that nearly half of North Carolina voters approve of the job Gov. Roy Cooper has been doing since taking office in January, with four in 10 saying that he is doing a better than his predecessor, Pat McCrory.  

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April 28, 2017: 

Nearly four in 10 North Carolina voters guess the United States will go to war with North Korea, even though there is strong opposition to the idea of taking military action to remove nuclear weapons from the country, according to a new Elon University Poll.  

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April 26, 2017: 

As President Donald Trump heads toward his 100th day in office, his support among N.C. voters has declined since Election Day, with many opposing top policy priorities such as building a wall along the Mexican border and continuing to press for the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, with many of his use of the social media channel Twitter.  

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Nov. 1, 2016: 

The contests at the top of the ballot have tightened in North Carolina, with the races for president and governor now too close to call and incumbent Republican Richard Burr holding a lead within the margin of error in the U.S. Senate race. 

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Oct. 4, 2016: Clinton jumps to new lead in N.C.,Cooper ahead of McCrory

Democrat Hillary Clinton has turned a virtual tie two weeks ago into a nearly 6-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump in the battleground state of North Carolina. 

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Sept. 20, 2016: Trump and Clinton virtually tied in N.C. with racial and gender gaps among likely voters

Confirming North Carolina’s status as a battleground state, the latest survey of likely voters in the state by the Elon University Poll found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are virtually tied for the lead with less than two months to go until Election Day.

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Sept. 19, 2016: N.C. voters oppose HB2, razor-thin margins in governor, U.S. Senate races

Nearly half of North Carolina voters likely to head to the polls this fall oppose HB2, the so-called “bathroom bill” that’s brought national attention to the state since its passage earlier this year. But despite distaste among many voters for the controversial legislation, one of its chief supporters has reason for some optimism in his re-election prospects, according to the latest Elon University Poll. 

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