Meredith Poll Director David McLennan spoke on October 29 as part of a Decision 2018 panel sponsored by the News and Observer.
McLennan shared his observations about the importance of the midterm elections in North Carolina and around the nation. He discussed the results from the four polls conducted in 2018, as well commenting on what the results mean for the midterm election and beyond.
“Results from the Meredith Poll are critical for my work helping inform citizens about voter attitudes as we approach Election Day,” McLennan stated. “We found that North Carolina voters have been very enthusiastic about this election throughout the year and that they strongly support having more women in elected office. This may bode well for women running for congressional and legislative seats in 2018.”
The News and Observer event, held at the North Carolina Museum of History, had approximately 150 attendees. Other panelists included Beth Kusko of William Peace University; Gerry Cohen, former head of the bill drafting division of the General Assembly; and Janet Hoy, co-president of the NC League of Women Voters.
About the Meredith Poll
Launched in 2015 as part of the college’s civic engagement initiative, the Meredith Poll surveys North Carolinians about their opinions on a variety of public issues. In addition to asking citizens about current political and social issues, the Meredith Poll is the only North Carolina survey research organization that focuses on issues pertaining to women. For the latest poll results, follow the Meredith Poll on Twitter: @TheMeredithPoll.