2022 North Carolina Issues Poll

Publication date: May 20, 2022
Written by: Travis Taylor

The Center for Excellence in Polling recently surveyed likely voters in North Carolina to measure their opinions on reforms to increase the workforce, improve election integrity, and prevent divisive curriculum in classrooms.

Results indicate that North Carolinians are in favor of policies that support workers and secure the state’s elections. Many of the policies about which voters were surveyed garnered broad support, regardless of political party affiliation.

North Carolinians prefer policies that make it easier for people to work.


…of likely voters support allowing on-the-job experience to be applied toward the educational requirements for occupational licenses. Bipartisan support for this policy is more than five times greater than the opposition (13%).


…say home-based businesses should be allowed to operate under the same rules as conventional businesses. Support is especially high among GOP (62%) and Independent (57%) voters.

North Carolina voters want security and integrity in their elections.


…don’t want private organizations to send absentee ballots or ballot applications to voters. Republicans (79%) and Independents (73%) are most in support of banning the practice, and nearly half of Democratic voters (48%) also want to ban it.


…oppose the use of unsecured absentee ballot drop boxes. Opposition to this practice is also highest among Republican (77%) and Independent (64%) voters. A plurality of Democrats (46%) likewise wants to prohibit unsecured drop boxes.


…would like to see a biannual, comprehensive audit of the voter registration rolls.

North Carolinians oppose politically divisive policies in schools and the workplace.


…say businesses should not engage in politically charged social issues. Opposition to political involvement from businesses cuts across party lines, with a majority of Independents (69%), Democrats (54%), and Republicans (66%) saying such engagement is inappropriate.


…want to ensure critical race theory curriculum does not appear in public grade schools in North Carolina. Opposition to the controversial racial teachings includes more than half of key Independent voters (58%).