Voters want RNC Trump nominating convention held as scheduled, 84% plan to vote in person, divided on cancelling schools in the fall, OK with cancelling the football season

May 21, 2020

Yesterday we looked at recent polling numbers gauging North Carolinians’ thoughts on Governor Cooper’s shutdown and what they feel safe doing when North Carolina reopens.

Today we look at future events and activities and whether North Carolinians think they should proceed as planned or be cancelled.

First up is the RNC national convention scheduled for August in Charlotte to officially name President Trump as the Republican Presidential nominee.  Media outlets have speculated that Governor Cooper will cancel the event.  57% of North Carolinians want the convention to go ahead as planned with only a slim majority of Democrats wanting Governor Cooper to cancel the event.

Despite the threats from the coronavirus 84% of voters also plan to go to the polls in person to voter this fall.

Voters are evenly divided over whether Governor Cooper should cancel public school until 2021 but would support Governor Cooper if he decided to cancel the 2020 college and professional football seasons.  (Which might come as a relief to NC State and Carolina Panthers fans in what are expected to be rebuilding years.)

Unlike with his past actions related to the shutdown Governor Cooper faces serious challenges and divided public opinion as he tackles the next phases of reopening. 

See the complete topline here and crosstabs here.