A new poll of 1,000 likely voters in North Carolina, conducted by Pulse Opinion Strategies, an independent, non-partisan polling agency, found that Tar Heel State residents are overwhelmingly supportive of the comprehensive tax reform package passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. McCrory earlier this year. Key findings are as follows:
- 60% of voters support the state’s lower corporate income tax rate, and 67% said that businesses would be more likely to move to North Carolina as a result of the state reducing its corporate tax rate
- 70% of those polled support reducing the state’s individual income tax rate and combining the three brackets to create a single, flat rate, as was done in the 2013 tax reform legislation
- 62% of respondents said that they believed states with lower tax rates are more economically competitive
Overall, this new poll shows that voters are supportive of the tax reform package passed by the General Assembly this year, which reduced the state’s personal and corporate income tax rates, and moved to a flat income tax. Leaders such as Senate President Phil Berger have indicated that the 2013 tax reform act was just the first step in improving the state tax code and making North Carolina as competitive and conducive to economic growth as possible. These poll results indicate that voters approve of the direction Gov. McCrory and the Republican legislature are going when it comes to fiscal policy.
To view the complete results of the poll, click here.