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Tuesday, 06 July 2010 19:27

Jackson County Poll Results

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1. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Jackson County government?

Favorable    33%

Unfavorable    46%

Not Sure    20%

 

2. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the federal government?

 

Favorable    29%

Unfavorable    62%

Not Sure    9%

 

3. Currently alcohol sales are legal in Sylva and Dillsboro but not allowed elsewhere in the County Would you support legalizing alcohol sales anywhere in Jackson County?

 

Yes    56%

No    39%

Not Sure    4%

 

4. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

 

Favorable    42%

Unfavorable    40%

Not Sure    18%

 

5. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Jackson County schools?

 

Favorable    49%

Unfavorable    27%

Not Sure    24%

 

6. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue?

 

Favorable    33%

Unfavorable    44%

Not Sure    23%

 

7. Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of U.S. Representative Heath Shuler?

 

Favorable    46%

Unfavorable    39%

Not Sure    15%

 

8. If you are a Democrat, press 1. If you are a Republican; press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party; press 3

 

Democrat    45%

Republican    23%

lndependent/Other    32%

 

9. What is the highest level of education you’ve completed?

 

Did not complete high school     10%

Graduated from high school,

but not college    30%

Graduated from college    61%

 

10. If you are a woman, press 1 if a man, press 2.

 

Woman    55%

Man    45%

 

11. ThinkIng about politics today; would you describe yourself as a liberal, moderate. or conservative?

 

Liberal    18%

Moderate    42%

Conservative    40%


*The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling in Raleigh, surveyed 587 registered voters in Jackson County and was conducted in early June. It has an error margin of +/- 4 percent.

 

A few additional notes

People who approve of Jackson County government are more likely to be:

More educated

Ideological liberals

Older

Less likely to be from Cashiers

 

People who approve of the federal government are more likely to be:

 

Democrats

Educated

Liberal

 

People who approve of Jackson County Schools are more likely to be:

 

Older

Less likely to be from Cashiers

 

People who approve of Shuler are more likely to be:

 

Conservative

From Sylva

Interesting Note: Party ID has no effect

 

People who approve of Perdue are more likely to be:

 

Liberals

Educated

Democrats

Older

 

People who approve of the TEA Party are more likely to be:

 

Republicans

Conservative

Disapprove of the Federal Government (this is VERY strong)

Disapprove of Jackson County Government (not as strong as for federal government)

 

People who support alcohol being available and legal in the County are more likely to be

 

Educated

Male

Liberal

Younger

Less Likely to be from Sylva

More likely to be from Cashiers

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