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New statewide poll shows NC Supreme Court seat is a tossup at 38-37

A recent statewide survey conducted by national pollster Garin-Hart-Yang found North Carolinian’s feelings about the direction of the state have improved, probably due to their positive assessment of Governor Cooper’s performance. Meanwhile, the state Supreme Court race remains a total tossup.

Asked about the upcoming N.C. Supreme Court race, 38 percent of respondents said they’d vote for incumbent Republican Barbara Jackson and 37 percent said they’d vote for her Democratic Challenger Anita Earls.

Despite being in statewide office since 2010, Barbara Jackson has clearly failed to make an impression on North Carolinians with only 44 percent of respondents even recognizing her and only 14 percent saying they had a favorable impression of her.

“After having the closest Governor’s race in 2016 and second closest U.S. Senate race in 2014 North Carolina looks to continue its trend of nail biting top-of-ticket races this fall,” said Daniel Gilligan, Executive Director of Real Facts NC. “It’s clear that both sides still have a lot of room to define themselves in this race and it will continue to be one to watch.”

Read the full memo here

On behalf of Real Facts NC, Garin-Hart-Yang interviewed 603 N.C. voters (margin of error ±4.1 percentage points) between March 12 and 14, 2018.