Poll: North Carolinians have doubts about Obamacare - WRBL

Poll: North Carolinians have doubts about Obamacare

Posted: Updated:
ELON, N.C. -

Only 29 percent of North Carolinians believe the Affordable Care Act will "make things better," according to a new Elon Poll.

The poll, which reached 701 registered voters by landline and cell phones, reported that 50 percent of respondents believe Obamacare will "make things worse."

The poll has a margin of error of 3.7 percent.

The Elon Poll asked North Carolinians a variety of questions on other topics, finding:

  • 24 percent said the economy is the most important issue
  • 47 percent oppose gay marriage and 43 percent support it
  • 45 percent said access to abortion should be more difficult and 41 percent believe it should be less difficult
  • 54 percent oppose teacher tenure
  • 81 percent said teachers are paid too little, and only 2 percent say they are paid too much
  • 70 percent support a government ID to vote, and 28 percent oppose that
  • 51 percent believe there should be more legal restrictions on handguns, and 45 percent disagree.

The poll was conducted Sept.13-16.

  • North Carolina NewsMore>>

  • Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:19:57 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse)Dr. Kent Brantly of Samaritan’s Purse cares for a patient at the case management center on the campus of ELWA Hospital in Monrovia. (Samaritan's Purse)
    Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.
    Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.
  • Officials: Jail escapees held detective at gunpoint, stole vehicle and weapons

    Officials: Jail escapees held detective at gunpoint, stole vehicle and weapons

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:37:42 GMT
    Calvin and Phillip Metcalf were being held on larceny charges on Tuesday morning when they held an Avery County detective at gunpoint and escaped custody.
    Calvin and Phillip Metcalf were being held on larceny charges on Tuesday morning when they held an Avery County detective at gunpoint and escaped custody.
  • NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    NC man arrested in 20-year-old rape case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:37:26 GMT
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police detective say they have arrested a man for his part in a 20-year-old sexual assault case.
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.