A Public Policy Voting Poll reveals voters overwhelmingly think HB2 is hurting the state. In August, 58-percent said it’s hurting North Carolina compared to only 22-percent who think it’s helping.
Economy And HB2
When it comes to the economy 58-percent said it’s hurting the state to just 8-percent who think it's helping. However, when voters were polled in June they revealed only 49-percent thought it was hurting the state’s economy. But, analysts reveal the numbers could have been higher in August due to the high profile cancellation of the NBA All-Star game.
Republicans polled at that time revealed a 24-point margin grant the impact HB2 is having on the state economy is more negative than positive. 55-percent of voters think HB2 is hurting North Carolina’s reputation nationally in contrast to 19-percent who think it’s positively affecting the state.
HB2 Intended Impact
The poll also revealed voters don’t think HB2 is having the impact it’s supposedly intended to have. Just 29-percent think it’s made North Carolina safer compared to 50-percent who think the opposite. Only 21-percent it has helped make women safer compared to 54-percent who don’t think it has.
HB2 And Gov. McCrory
In August the poll revealed only 30-percent of voters in the state support HB2 compared to 43-percent opposed. A 12 point margin reveals voters are less likely to vote for McCrory based on how he’s handled the issue with 43-percent less likely to vote in comparison to 31-percent more likely to support him.
A poll from May reveals at the time 50-percent of North Carolinians want HB2 law repealed compared to 38-percent who want the law to stay in effect.
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