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Archived Findings

The Winthrop Poll

 

August 2022

Online Southern Focus Survey, Residents of 11 Southern States: August 2022

Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Donald Trump, Difficult Conversations, View of Churches and Religious Organizations, Discrimination, Church and State, 2020 Presidential Election, Confederate Monuments, Confederate Battle Flag, Problems in America, Abortion, January 6 Congressional Hearings, MAGA

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 350 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 235 KB)

 

April 2022

General Population of South Carolina: April 2-24, 2022

Approval/Disapproval of Political Figures, Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, Racial Discrimination, Expression of Political Opinions, Critical Race Theory (CRT), Confederate Monuments/Memorials, Confederate battle flag, 2020 Presidential Election, Redesigned electoral districts

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 316 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 78.9 KB)

 

February 2020

Likely Voters for the February 29, 2020 South Carolina Democratic Primary: February 9-19, 2020

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 74.5 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 56.6 KB)

 

September 2019

Democratic and Democratic Leaning Registered Voters and Republican and Republican Leaning Registered Voters: September 21-30, 2019

*The results of this poll were used as a Democratic Threshold poll.

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 104 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 49.8 KB)

 

April 2019

General Population of South Carolina: March 30-April 13, 2019

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 176 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 63.1 KB)

 

February 2019

General Population of South Carolina: February-March, 2019

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 161 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 74.0 KB)

 

December 2018

Southern Focus Survey, Residents of 11 Southern States: November 10-20 and November 26-December 2, 2018

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

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

 

October 2018

General Population of South Carolina: October 20-28, 2018

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

Press Release and Results (PDF - 148 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 77 KB)

 

April 2018

General Population of South Carolina: April 7-16, 2018

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

Press Release (PDF - 98.6 KB)

 

February 2018

General Population of South Carolina: February 17-25, 2018

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

Press Release (PDF - 115 KB)

 

April 2017

General Population of South Carolina: April 2-11, 2017

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 478 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 73.4 KB)

 

February 2017

General Population of South Carolina: February 12-21, 2017

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

Press Release (PDF - 93.3 KB)

 

November 2016

Likely Voters in Virginia: October 23-30, 2016

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

Press Release and Results (PDF - 276 KB)

 

September 2016

General Population of South Carolina: September 18-26, 2016

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

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

 

April 2016

General Population of South Carolina: April 3-24, 2016

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

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

 

December 2015

Likely Voters in the 2016 South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary: November 30-December 7, 2015

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

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

 

November 2015

Likely Voters in the 2016 SC Democratic Presidential Primary (registered to vote, screened for likelihood of voting in SC Democratic Presidential Primary): October 24-November 1, 2015

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

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

 

September 2015

General Population of South Carolina: September 19-27, 2015

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

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

 

April 2015

Likely South Carolina GOP Presidential Primary Voters: April 4-12, 2015

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

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

 

March 2015

General Population of South Carolina: February 20-March 1, 2015

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 319 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 83.8 KB)

 

November 2014

General Population of South Carolina: April 6-13, 2014

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

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

 

October 2014

Likely Voters in the November 2014 South Carolina statewide election: September 21-28, 2014

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

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

 

April 2014

General Population of South Carolina: April 6-13, 2014

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

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

 

February 2014

Likely Republican Primary Voters in South Carolina: February 16-23, 2014

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

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

 

October 2013

General Population of South Carolina: October 19-27, 2013

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 719 KB)

 

April 2013

General Population of South Carolina: April 6-14, 2013

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 502 KB)

 

February 2013

General Population of South Carolina: February 9-17, 2013

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 470 KB)

 

December 2012

General Population of South Carolina: November 25-December 2, 2012

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 406 KB)

 

October 2012

Registered Voters living in South Carolina's newly formed Congressional District: September 23-30, 2012

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 122 KB)

 

April 2012

General Population of South Carolina: April 15-22, 2012

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 125 KB)

 

February 2012

General Population of South Carolina: January 29-February 6, 2012

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

Results and Full Methodology (PDF - 135 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 57.8 KB)

 

December 2011

Registered Voters in South Carolina: November 27-December 4, 2011

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 293 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 50 KB)

 

September 2011

Registered Voters in South Carolina: September 11-19, 2011

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

Press Release, Results, and Full Methodology (PDF - 92.5 KB)

Full Survey Questionnaire (PDF - 103 KB)

 

April 2011

Registered Voters in South Carolina

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 182 KB)

 

February 2011

Respondents from the South - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia with an oversampling of registered voters: February 21-27, 2011

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

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

 

October 2010

Likely Voters in the 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial election: October 5-10, 2010

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

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

 

February 2010

General Population of South Carolina: February 6-21, 2010

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

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

 

November 2009

General Population of 11 Southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia): October 24-November 7, 2009

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

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

 

May 2009

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

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 135 KB)

 

February 2009

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

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 186 KB)

 

October 2008

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

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 475 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)

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 211 KB)

 

February 2008

Winthrop/ETV Poll of South Carolina Residents

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 196 KB)

 

November 2007

Winthrop/ETV Poll of South Carolina

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 113 KB)

 

September 2007

Winthrop/ETV Poll of African Americans in South Carolina

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 240 KB)

 

May 2007

Winthrop/ETV Poll of Registered Voters in SC

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

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

 

March 2007

General Population of South Carolina: February 7-28, 2007

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - KB)

 

2006

General Population of South Carolina

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

Results and Survey Questions (PDF - 61 KB)

Last Updated: 12/1/22