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Sun May 26, 2013, 12:56 PM

Tax reform proposals not sitting well with NC voters

PPP's monthly North Carolina poll finds that voters don't like the tax reform plans that have been presented by either the House or Senate over the last few weeks:

-Only 14% of voters support the Senate plan with 44% opposed and 42% having no opinion. When key provisions of it are described opposition rises all the way up to 68% with only 13% of voters supporting it. There is bipartisan opposition with 76% of Democrats, 69% of independents, and 56% of Republicans against it. The provision raising the sales tax on groceries is particularly unpopular with only 10% supportive of it and 81% opposed.

-Just 11% of voters support the House plan with 41% opposed and 48% having no opinion. When its key provisions are described it at least fares better than the Senate plan with support for it rising to 21%, although opposition to it climbs to 55% as well. Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike oppose the House plan as they do the Senate plan.

Tax reform isn't the only unpopular thing going on at the General Assembly right now:

-Voters are strongly opposed to the gun bill that recently passed the House. 73% of voters are opposed to concealed weapons in bars, 69% are opposed to them on college campuses, and 65% are opposed to them in parks. Even Republican voters are opposed to guns in bars (25/54), campuses (40/50), and parks (42/46). This is an example of the GOP majority in the legislature going to the right even of the party base.

-Only 15% of voters in the state support repealing environmental protections at Jordan Lake to 49% who are opposed to that course of action. Again we see bipartisan agreement with Democrats (10/54), Republicans (17/41), and independents (21/49) all opposed to eliminating those rules.

The sum total of all this is that the legislature continues to be extremely unpopular. Only 25% of voters approve of the job it's doing to 51% who disapprove. Voters aren't happy with either party but the Republicans (37/49 favorability) are worse off than the Democrats (38/46) and perhaps as a result Democrats lead the generic legislative ballot by a 46/42 margin. 45% of voters even go so far as to say the General Assembly is causing North Carolina national embarrassment to just 31% of voters who disagree with that sentiment.


http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/05/tax-reform-proposals-not-sitting-well-with-nc-voters.html
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:19 PM

1. and I can guarantee that NC legislature couldn't care less what people think.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. Gosh those tomatoes look so good to eat, yummmmmmmmmy

 

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:14 PM

5. Those tomatoes look awesome! nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:24 PM

6. here I am talking politics, and all you can do is look at my tomatoes!



thanks!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:30 PM

8. You're right about the legislature. The GOP only cares about their wealthy donors. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #8)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:31 PM

9. was just pulling your leg....sad state of affairs we have here in NC

And clearly I put my tomatoes there for people to look at!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:34 PM

10. I know you were. I thought ii was funny.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:27 PM

2. Yet those same voters will refuse to throw them out

when they come up for reelection in 2014. It's the same old pattern, "my rep is OK, it's your SOB who has to go!"

I don't know what it will take low information, non thinkers to realize that their own SOB is not OK.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 01:44 PM

4. Um-hm....will the proposals "not sit well" with them enough that they'll vote the bastards out?

 

In 2014?

Probably not.

The legislature doesn't give a rat's ass what NC voters think. They answer to one (set of) factions: The Tea Party, Art Pope and the Koch Brothers. As long as those factions are happy, no one else matters.

If NC voters who voted for these dirtbags in 2012 grokked even an iota of a clue, they'd realize that and vote these turds out ASAP.

But . . . they probably won't.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 02:27 PM

7. Warpy and Triana

If it wasn't for gerrymandering, we wouldn't have anything to worry about. The 2010 elections will be adversely affecting many states for years to come.
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