New Poll Reveals NC Voters Support Teacher Pay Increase And President Trump


Trafalgar Group conducted a statewide poll of 1,217 likely North Carolina voters on May 16-17, 2018, measuring support for the public school teacher pay increase, President Trump and the Convention of States. Republicans, Democrats and Independents were part of this survey.

Constitutional Amendments to Limit Federal Power:  Almost two-thirds of North Carolina voters—64%–favor the state calling for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that limit federal spending, limit federal power, and establish term limits for Congress and/or federal judges.

Commenting on the survey, Citizens for Self-Governance President Mark Meckler said, “North Carolina voters see that Washington, D.C. will never control itself. So they support a state-led initiative to put permanent limits on the federal government, even as the majority continue to support President Trump. North Carolina voters apparently recognize that the final check and balance against federal power is the people, working through their state legislatures.”

2018 NC Increase in Public School Teacher Pay: Almost 44% of voters support the proposed 5% increase in public school teach pay, but one-third (31%) believe the increase is NOT enough. Just 14% say it is too much, while 12% say teachers are overpaid.

Trump Approval:  Trump’s job performance receives approval from a majority of North Carolina voters – 54% approve, 41% disapprove and just 5% have no opinion. Disapproval is much more intense, with 32% “strongly” disapproving and just 25% “strongly” approving.

Methodology:  A total of 1,254 online interviews were conducted May 16-17, 2018 and selected at random from a list of registered voters based on specific election participation in North Carolina.  The potential sampling error is plus or minus 2.77, with a response rate of 3.10% and a 95% confidence level.