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    February 2020

    Survey of 443 Likely Voters for the February 29, 2020 South Carolina Democratic Primary reached by landline and cell phone February 9-19, 2020.

    Results that use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 4.7% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use only African American respondents have a margin of error of +/- 5.9% at the 95% confidence level. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size and account for design effect.

    Topics: 2020 South Carolina Democratic Primary, Donald Trump, Democratic Candidates, Candidate Characteristics

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 74.5 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 56.6 KB)

    February 2019

    General Population poll of 1,007 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone in late February and March.

    Results using All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.1% at the 95% confidence level. Any subset will have a larger margin of error. Margins of error are based on unweighted sample size and account for design effects.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Seismic Testing, Offshore Drilling, Firearm Background Checks, Abortion, Climate Change

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 161 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 74.0 KB)

     

    April 2019

    General Population poll of 942 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone March 30-April 13, 2019 (prolonged dates are due to the calling center converting to a new Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) system and for work on survey contracts).

    Results using All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level. Any subset will have a larger margin of error. Margins of error are based on unweighted sample size and account for design effects.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Education, Single-Use Plastic Ban, Race, Reparations, Medicare-For-All

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 176 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 63.1 KB)

     

    September 2019

    Winthrop Poll with emphasis on the 2020 South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary surveyed 462 Democratic and Democratic Leaning Registered Voters and 406 Republican and Republican Leaning Registered Voters by landline and cell phone September 21-30, 2019. The results of this poll were used as a Democratic Threshold poll.

    Results that use all Democratic and Democratic Leaning respondents have a margin of error of +/- 4.6% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use all Republican and Republican Leaning respondents have a margin of error of +/- 4.9% at the 95% confidence level. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size and account for design effects.

    Topics: 2020 South Carolina Democratic Primary, Presidential Election, Voting, Democratic Candidates, Donald Trump, Race, Reparations, Confederate Monuments/Memorials

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 104 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 49.8 KB)

    February 2018

    General Population poll of 976 residents of SC reached by landline and cell phone February 17-25, 2018.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level. Subgroups have higher margins of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size and account for design effects.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Death Penalty, Redistricting, Ethics Laws, Offshore Drilling, Climate Change

    Click here for Press Release (PDF - 115 KB)

     

    April 2018

    General Population poll of 789 residents of SC reached by landline and cell phone April 7-16, 2018.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.5% at the 95% confidence level. Subgroups have higher margins of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size and account for design effects.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Donald Trump, Economy, Poverty, Religion, Homosexuality, Government Assistance, Environmental Laws, Gun Ownership

    Click here for Press Release (PDF - 98.6 KB)

     

    October 2018

    General Population poll of 674 residents of SC reached by landline and cell phone October 20-28, 2018.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.8% at the 95% confidence level. Subgroups have higher margins of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size and account for design effects.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Lindsey Graham, Brett Kavanaugh, Economy, Harrassment Against Women, Sexual Harrassment, Offshore Drilling, Climate Change, Congressional Redistricting

    Click here for Press Release and Results (PDF - 148 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 77 KB)

     

    December 2018

    Winthrop Poll Southern Focus Survey polled 969 residents in 11 Southern states by landline and cell phone November 10-20 and November 26-December 2, 2018 (see full methodology statement for a note on the odd array of dates). The Southern states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.15 at the 95% confidence level. Subgroups have higher margins of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Confederate Monuments and Memorials, Confederate Flag, Civil War, Race Relations, Political Correctness, Racial Discrimination, Interracial Marriage

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 146 KB)

    February 2017

    General Population poll of 703 SC residents reached by landline and cell phone February 12-21, 2017.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.7% at the 95% confidence level. Subgroups have higher margins of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Donald Trump, Economy, Race Relations, Accomodations for Pregnancy in the Workplace, Reproductive Health Education, Independent Reapportionment Commission, Death Penalty

    Click here for Press Release (PDF - 93.3 KB)

     

    April 2017

    General Population poll of 878 SC residents reached by landline and cell phone April 2-11, 2017.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.3% at the 95% confidence level. Results for White Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 4.1%; results for Black Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 6.5%; results for GOP and Independent who Lean Toward the GOP respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 5.2%; results for Democratic and Independent who Lean Toward the Democratic Party respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 5.4% -- all at the 95% confidence level. Any subset will have a larger margin of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, State Services, Free Tuition for Community College and Technical College, Maintenance Projects in SC, Disclosure of Political Donors, Corruption and the SC Legislature

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 478 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 73.4 KB)

    April 2016

    The "main" poll is a General Population poll of 814 SC residents reached by landline and cell phone April 3-24, 2016.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.4% at the 95% confidence level. Results for White Respondents Only have a margin of error of approximately +/- 4.1% at the 95% confidence level. Results for Black Respondents Only contain African American respondents from the "main" poll combined with those from the African American targeted "oversample" poll. Results for Black Respondents Only have a margin of error of approximately +/- 4.9% at the 95% confidence level. Without the oversample, the margin of error for African Americans would me +/- 7%. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Police, Black Lives Matter Movement, Race Relations, African American History, Confederate Battle Flag on SC Statehouse Grounds, Same-Sex Marriage, Healthcare Access, Job/Financial Security, Educational Achievement for Children, Crime, Racial Discrimination

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 788 KB)

     

    September 2016

    The "main" poll is a General Population poll of 694 SC residents reached by landline and cell phone September 18-26, 2016.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin or error of approximately +/- 3.7% at the 95% confidence level. Results for Likely Voters in the November presidential election have a sample size of 475 and a margin of error of approximately +/- 4.5% at the 95% confidence level. Any subset will have a larger margin of error. Margins of error are based on weighted sample size.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Authoritariansim, Brain Tissue Donation for Research, Equal Pay for Men and Women Mandate for Private Companies, SC Conservation Bank Reauthorization, Tea Party Movement, Legalization and FDA Regulation of Marijuana

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 442 KB)

     

    November 2016

    Survey of 712 Likely Voters in Virginia reached by landline and cell phone October 23-30, 2016.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.6% at the 95% confidence level. Subgroups have higher margins of error.

    Topics: Barack Obama, Terry McAuliffe, 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Legalization of Marijuana, Prescription Drug Abuse, Labor Union Membership Requirement in VA, Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouses of First Responders Killed in Line of Duty, Muslim Immigrants, Tea Party Movement

    Click here for Press Release and Results (PDF - 276 KB)

    March 2015

    General Population poll of 1,109 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone February 20-March 1, 2015.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Voter Registration, Domestic Violence Offenders Gun Ownership, First in the South Presidential Primary, Lindsey Graham, Gas Tax, HPV Vaccine, Same-Sex Marriage, Tea Party Movement, Minimum Wage

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 319 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 83.8 KB)

     

    April 2015

    Survey of 956 Likely SC GOP Presidential Primary Voters reached by landline and cell phone April 4-12, 2015.

    The poll has a margin of error of  +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures; 2016 Republican Presidential Primary; Tea Party Movement; Health Insurance Coverage for Well Visits, Birth Control, IUD's, Vasectomies for Men; Having Child Outside of Marriage; Interracial Marriage; Business Refusal of Service to Gay and Lesbian Customers; Evangelical Influence on Republican Party; Tim Scott; Lindsey Graham; Nikki Haley; Abortion; Same-Sex Marriage; Marijuana

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 647 KB)

     

    September 2015

    General Population poll of 963 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone September 19-27, 2015.

    The poll has a margin of error of  +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Confederate Battle Flag on SC Statehouse Grounds, Economy, HPV Vaccine Brochures for Females Entering 7th Grade, Same-Sex Marriage, Infrastructure Spending Priorities, Tea Party Movement, Legislature Approval for Renaming Streets and Buildings, Background Check for Purchasing a Firearm, Illegal Immigration

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 399 KB)

     

    November 2015

    Survey of 832 Likely Voters in the 2016 SC Democratic Presidential Primary (aged 18 and older, registered to vote, screened for likelihood of voting in SC Democratic Presidential Primary) reached by landline and cell phone October 24-November 1, 2015.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.4% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Democratic Party, Black Lives Matter Movement, Democratic Presidential Primary, Joe Biden, Likelihood of beating Republican Candidates, Top Issues for Democratic Governor Candidates

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 598 KB)

     

    December 2015

    Survey of 828 Likely Voters in the 2016 SC Republican Presidential Primary (aged 18 and older, registered to vote, screened for likelikhood of voting in SC Republican Presidential Primary) reached by landline and cell phone November 30-December 7, 2015.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.4% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Rand Paul, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Primary, 2016 Presidential Election, Gas Tax for Improving Infrastructure, Feelings Toward Federal Government, Government Surveillance of Muslim Mosques, Muslim Database, Discrimination Towards Christians in America, Same-Sex Marriage, Business Refusal of Service to Gay and Lesbian Customers, Medical Marijuana, Evangelical Influence on Republican Party, Tea Party Movement, Immigrant Jobs, Racial Discrimination

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 625 KB)

    February 2014

    Survey of 901 Likely Republican Primary Voters reached by landline and cell phone February 16-23, 2014.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Republican Primary Election, Tea Party Movement, Interracial Marriage, Marijuana, Newt Gingrich, Photo ID Requirement for Voting, Immigration, Tim Scott

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 348 KB)

     

    April 2014

    General Population poll of 877 adults SC residents reached by landline and cell phone April 6-13, 2014.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.3% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Boeing Aviation Company, BMW Car Manufacturer, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Legalization of Cannabidiol, Personal Savings, Tea Party Movement, Tax Deductions for Donations to Private or Religious Schools, Abortion

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 573 KB)

     

    October 2014

    Survey of 1,082 Likely Voters in the November 2014 South Carolina statewide election reached by landline and cell phone September 21-28, 2014.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Preference for SC Governor, Preferences for Senators, SC State Legislature Exemption from Freedom of Information Act, Gambling Casinos, Domestic Violence Offenders Ownership of Guns, School District Building Projects Sales Tax, Superintendent of Education, Gas Tax

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 277 KB)

     

    November 2014

    General Population poll of 852 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone April 6-13, 2014.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.4% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of and Feelings Toward Political Figures, Feminists, Holiday Spending, Economy, Discrimination Against Women, Job Opportunities for Women, Equal Pay, Poverty, Safety, Government Involvement in Improving Position of Women, Sea-Level Rise, Tea Party Movement, Confederate Flag

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 561 KB)

    February 2013

    General Population poll of 1,038 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone February 9-17, 2013.

    After weights (for sex, age, and race) have been applied, results which use All Respondents have a  margin of error of  approximately +/- 3.1  at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample (e.g. just Registered Voters) will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Tim Scott, Economy, Internet Usage, Personal Health, Food Insecurity, Tea Party Movement, Armed School Police Officers, Concealed Weapons for Teachers

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 470 KB)

     

    April 2013

    General Population poll of 1,069 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone April 6-14, 2013.

    After weights (for sex, age, and race) have been applied, results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. For results using Only Registered Voters (n=832) margin of error of approximately +/- 3.5% at the 95% confidence level. 

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Economy, Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Tea Party Movement, Immigration Reform and "Path to Citizenship," Medicaid Expansion

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 502 KB)

     

    October 2013

    General Population poll of 887 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone October 19-27, 2013.

    After weights (for sex, age, and race) have been applied, results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.3% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. For results using Only Registered Voters (n=630) margin of error of approximately +/- 3.9% at the 95% confidence level.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid, Republican Party, Democratic Party, Tea Party Movement, Nikki Haley, Economy, Government Shutdown, Direct Cash Assistance/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Interracial Marriage, Marijuana, Gas Tax, School Vouchers, Same Sex Marriage

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 719 KB)

    February 2012

    General Population poll of 878 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone January 29-February 6, 2012. No calling was done on February 5 - Super Bowl Sunday.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 3.31% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Economy, Internet Access, Environmental Laws and Regulations, Famous South Carolinians, Stephen Colbert, Personal Health, Food Insecurity, Vacation Plans, Climate Change, Smoking Habits, Spirituality, Knowledge of Events/Figures, Health Care Coverage

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 135 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 57.8 KB)

     

    April 2012

    General Population poll of 981 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone April 15-22, 2012.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 3.13% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Nikki Haley, Trayvon Martin, Trust in Government, Economy, Concealed Carry Regulations, Source of Information, Violent Crime in the US, Teen Pregnancy, Gas Prices, Tea Party Movement, Racism, Race Relations

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 125 KB)

     

    October 2012

    Survey of 981 Registered Voters living in South Carolina's newly formed Congressional District reached by landline and cell phone September 23-30, 2012.

    After weights (for sex, age, and race) have been applied, results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3% at the 95% confidence level.

    Topics: SC 7th Congressional District, Trust in Government, Labor Unions, Economy, Source of Information, Violent Crime in the US, Teen Pregnancy, Racism, Tea Party Movement

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 122 KB)

     

    December 2012

    General Population poll of 929 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone November 25-December 2, 2012.

    After weights (for sex, age, and race) have been applied, results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 3.5% at the 95% confidence level. Results that use less than the full sample (e.g. just Registered Voters or just those who voted in the 2012 presidential election) will naturally have a higher margin of error. For data of those who voted in the 2012 presidential election (n=600), after weights (for sex, age, and race) have been applied, results which only use these respondents have a margin of error of approximately +/- 4% at the 95% confidence level.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Economy, Same Sex Marriage, Tea Party Movement, Department of Revenue (SCDOR) Data Breech, Nikki Haley, SC Ethics Laws

    Click here for Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 406 KB)

    February 2011

    Survey of 825 respondents from the South - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia - who are 18 years of age or older (i.e. a general population survey of results), with an oversampling of registered voters. Respondents were reached by landline and cell phone February 21-27, 2011.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 3.41% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Economy, Job Security, Travel and Vacation Plans, Spending on Entertainment, Government Regulation of Businesses, 2012 Republican Presidential Election, Retirement

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 511 KB)

     

    April 2011

    Survey of 1,363 Registered Voters in SC reached by landline and cell phone.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 2.65% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    The majority of questions, however, were only asked of Republicans and Independents who lean Republican (previous research has shown that leaners often behave in a more consistently partisan manner than weak party identifiers). These results come from 589 Republicans and Republican leaners in SC who are also Registered to Vote and have a margin of error of +/- 4.04% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: 2012 SC Republican Primary Election, Barack Obama, Republican Presidential Candidates, Economy, National Budget, Reduction of Social Security or Medicare Benefits, Retirement Age, Nikki Haley, Tea Party Movement

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 182 KB)

     

    September 2011

    Survey of 1,552 Registered Voters from SC reached by landline and cell phone September 11-19, 2011.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 2.49% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    The majority of questions, however, were only asked of Republicans and Independents who lean Republican (previous research has shown that leaners often behave in a more consistently partisan manner than weak party identifiers).  These results come from 596 Republicans and Republican Leaners in SC who are also Registered to Vote and have a margin of error of +/- 4.01% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Economy, Terrorism, Nikki Haley, National Budget, Reduction of Social Security or Medicare Benefits, Defense Spending, Retirement Age

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 92.5 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 103 KB)

    [Note: screening, such as for cell-only or registration status, is done as part of the full disclosure introduction, not part of the instrument]

     

    December 2011

    Survey of 1,073 Registered Voters from SC reached by landline and cell phone November 27-December 4, 2011.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/-2.99% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. Results for Likely SC Republican Presidential Primary Voters have a margin of error of +/- 5.38% at the 95% confidence level.

    Topics: Nikki Haley, State Legislature, National Budget, Reduction of Social Security or Medicare Benefits, Retirement Age, Barack Obama, 2012 Presidential Election, Economy, Defense Spending, Occupy Wall Street Movement, Tea Party Movement

    Click here for Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 293 KB), Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 50 KB)

    [Note: screening, such as for cell-only or registration status, is done as part of the full disclosure introduction, not part of the instrument]

    February 2010

    General Population poll of 837 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone February 6-21, 2010 (excluding Super Bowl Sunday).

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin or error of +/- 3.39% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Favorability of Republican/Democratic Politicians, Economy, Country's View of SC, Travel and Vacations, Internet Usage, Healthy Eating and Food Insecurity, Emotional Well Being, Local Taxes

    Click here for Results, Full Methodology, and Survey Questions (PDF - 230 KB)

     

    October 2010

    Survey of 741 Likely Voters in the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election reached by landline and cell phone October 5-10, 2010.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin or error of +/- 3.6% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error. 

    Topics: SC Governor Election, US Senate Election, Leading Voice of Republican Party, SC Education Funding, SC Act 388, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Women in the South Carolina Assembly, Worker Education and Training v. Tax Incentives for Businesses, Job Security, off shore drilling, Tea Party Movement

    Click here for Results, Full Methodology, and Survey Questions (PDF - 162 KB)

    February 2009

    Winthrop/ETV Poll solely of African Americans in 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia).

    Topics: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Trust in Political Parties, African American Voters, Race Relations, Programs for Minorities, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy, Obama Cabinet Appointments, Hillary Clinton, Homosexuality, Interracial Marriage, Racial Discrimination, Abortion, Economy

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 186 KB)

     

    May 2009

    Winthrop/ETV Poll of 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia).

    Topics: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, CIA Memos, 2012 Presidential Election, Political Party Ability to Represent Voters, Importance of Voting, Mark Sanford, Government Regulation of Businesses, Defense Spending, Prejudice Against Minorities, Race

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 135 KB)

     

    November 2009

    General Population poll of 866 respondents from 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) reached by landline and cell phone October 24-November 7, 2009.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 3.33% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Congressional Elections, Swine Flu, Swine Flu Vaccine, Economy, Financial Industry Regulation by Bush Administration, Large Business Corporations, National Debt, Job Security, Healthcare, Health Insurance

    Click here for Results, Full Methodology, and Survey Questions (PDF - 224 KB)

    February 2008

    Winthrop/ETV Poll of SC Residents. This is the fourth in a series of four telephone surveys of South Carolinians that were conducted over the past year by Winthrop University's Social and Behavioral Research Lab in partnership with ETV (South Carolina Educational Television).

    Topics: Sources of Information, SC Lieutenant Governer Selection/Election, Trust in Government, Job Security, Private School Vouchers, Cigarette Tax, Gasoline Tax, Criminal Penalities, Payday Loan Industry, Special Interest Group Campaign Contributions, Global Warming, War in Iraq, Health Care Coverage, Same-Sex Marriage, Gang Violence

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 196 KB)

     

    August 2008

    Winthrop/ETV Poll of Likely Voters in 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia).

    Topics: 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, John McCain, Vice Presidential Candidate Preferences, Candidate Qualities, Environment, George W. Bush, Demographic Characteristics of Presidential Candidates

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 211 KB)

     

    October 2008

    Winthrop/ETV Poll of Likely Voters in SC, NC, and VA.

    Topics: George W. Bush, Economy, 2008 Presidential Election, Media Coverage of Candidates, Presidential Candidate Qualities, Gas Prices, War in Iraq, Taxes, Immigration, Terrorism, Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, Senate Races

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 475 KB)

    March 2007

    General Population poll of 694 adult SC residents reached by landline and cell phone February 7-28, 2007.

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin or error of +/- 3.72% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: 2008 Presidential Candidates, Economy, Health Insurance Coverage, Job Security, Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, World Affairs, Major Corporations' Role in the US, Power of the Federal Government, Quality of Life in SC, Education, Welfare, NAACP, Confederate Flag, Religion, Homosexuality, Internet Access/Use, Trust and Efficacy, Woman President Readiness, African American President Readiness

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - KB)

     

    May 2007

    Winthrop/ETV Poll of 670 Registered Voters in SC. This is the first in a series of four telephone surveys of South Carolinians that will be conducted over the next year by Winthrop University's Social and Behavioral Research Lab in partnership with ETV (South Carolina Educational Television).

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    Results which use All Respondents have a margin or error of +/- 3.79% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: 2008 Presidential Primaries/Election, Female President Readiness, African American President Readiness, Candidate Characteristics, John Edwards, Fred Thompson, Role of Money in Presidential Elections, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Abortion, War in Iraq, John McCain, Presidential Debates

    Click here for Results, Full Methodology, and Survey Questions (PDF - 152 KB)

     

    September 2007

    Winthrop/ETV Poll of 657 African Americans in SC. This is the second in a series of four telephone surveys of South Carolinians that will be conducted by Winthrop University's Social and Behavioral Research Lab in partnership with ETV (South Carolina Educational Television).

    Results which use All Respondents have a margin of error of +/- 3.82% at the 95% confidence level. Reported results using a subset of the entire sample will naturally have a higher margin of error.

    Topics: Horse Race, Presidential Primary, Education and Internet Issues in SC, Crime, Religion, Self Image, Abortion, Interracial Marriage, Homosexuality, Rap Music, State of the Nation, Confederate Flag, War in Iraq, George W. Bush

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 240 KB)

     

    November 2007

    Winthrop/ETV Poll. This is the third in a series of four telephone surveys of South Carolinians that will be conducted by Winthrop University's Social and Behavioral Research Lab in partnership with ETV (South Carolina Educational Television).

    Topics: 2008 Presidential Election, Candidate Qualities, Rudolph Giuliani, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, John Kerry, War in Iraq, Withdrawal of US Troops, National Security, Global Warming, Immigration, Mexican Border, Economy, Republican Presidential Primary, Democratic Presidential Primary

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 113 KB)

    2006

    General Population poll of adult SC residents.

    Topics: Trust in Government, Moral and Ethical Climate in the US, World Affairs, Major Corporations' Role in the US, Public Education, Economy, Health Care Coverage, Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption, Religion

    Click here for Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 61 KB)

Last Updated: 9/20/21