North Carolina Senate Poll
On Behalf of American Crossroads

June 3-4, 2015

Electoral Environment

Q: First, would you say that things in the country are going in the right direction, or have they gotten off on the wrong track?
Q: In an election for United States Senate, would you generally prefer to vote for the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate? 
Q: Which of the following do you consider to be the top issue facing our country: Taxes and Cost of Living, Government Spending and Debt, Infrastructure and Transportation, National Security and Foreign Policy, Health Care, Jobs & the Economy, or Education?

Candidate Images

Q: Now I am going to read you a list of names. Please tell me whether you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of each.

Senate Ballot Tests

Q: If the election for United States Senate were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Richard Burr, Republican or Kay Hagan, Democrat?
Q: If the election for United States Senate were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Richard Burr, Republican or Dan Blue, Democrat?

Burr Job Approval

Q: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Burr is handling his job as Senator?

Message Tests

Q: Kay Hagan said one of her priorities as a Senator was to fight for seniors who are concerned about Social Security and Medicare, but she voted for Obamacare which cuts Medicare spending by more than seven hundred billion dollars and she supported a proposal that raises the Social Security retirement age and increases out of pocket Medicare costs.
Q: Kay Hagan called ISIS, the Islamic State terrorist group, the most serious threat to our national security since 9/11, but while she was in the Senate she failed to attend several hearings on Syria and worldwide threats to the US, including once to attend a fundraiser in New York.
Q: Kay Hagan claims to be a moderate and independent thinker but during her time in the Senate she voted with President Obama 97% of the time.

Toplines & Methodology

METHODOLOGY: The sample size for the survey is 501 likely voters in North Carolina and the margin of error is +/-4.39%. Reponses were gathered through land line interviews conducted using Interactive Voice Response (IVR). The survey was conducted June 3-4, 2015 by Harper Polling. The total percentages for responses may not equal 100% due to rounding.
Harper Polling