Raleigh, N.C.- The last part of PPP’s monthly North Carolina poll revealed some useful, though rather expected, information on the views of NC voters. First, the poll found that nearly half of the state, 49%, supports the Voting Rights Act, compared to just 23% who oppose it. Furthermore, 52% of the state opposes the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn parts of the act, while only 22% support. These opinions seem to be spread across party lines; 62% of Democrats, 42% of Republicans, and 48% of independents oppose the decision, while 14%, 25%, and 34% of the respective groups approve.
Opinions on background checks for all gun purchases in the Tar Heel State are largely unchanged from when the question was last asked in May, with support suffering a minor drop from 81% to 78%, though opposition remained at 16%. While support for expanded background checks dropped both among Democrats (94% to 88%) and Republicans (65% to 61%), it rose among independent and third party voters, from 75% in May to 84%.