EMBARGOED UNTIL CONCLUSION OF STATE OF THE STATE
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
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Statement from Carolina Partnership for Reform President Jeff Hyde on the recent survey conducted by Meeting Street Research leading up to the State of the State:
“After two years of major policy reforms, resulting in smaller government, the biggest tax cut in state history, and a reformed public education system that have spurred job creation and lowered the state’s unemployment rate to pre-recession levels, voters are giving Governor McCrory and the General Assembly a vote of confidence.”
This telephone survey was conducted by Meeting Street Research on January 21-22, 2015 among 500 registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 4.38%. 75% of the interviews were conducted on land lines, while 25% were conducted on cell phones. Rob Autry was the principal researcher.
Carolina Partnership for Reform is a public benefit organization that conducts policy research and educates the public about freedom-based policy reforms and initiatives in order to further individual liberty, promote economic growth, and improve education in North Carolina.
Jeff Hyde is the President of Carolina Partnership for Reform. A native son of the South, his love for family, community, and enduring institutions was set in stone during his years at Wake Forest University, from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Jeff is a small business owner and entrepreneur. He lives in the Piedmont with his wife and two sons.
Robert Harris is a 37 year veteran researcher. He has worked for Senators, including, Jesse Helms & Lauch Faircloth, as well as Representatives, including, George Holding, Robert Pittenger and Renee Ellmers. Harris has also worked for policy organizations such as the Republican Governors Association and North Carolina Republican Party’s Senate Caucus. Harris’ unique personal story of remaining productive with the help of family and colleagues while living with the challenges of muscular dystrophy has been profiled on 60 Minutes. He is currently the Research Director for Carolina Partnership for Reform and contributes to the organization’s blog.