Under the Dome

Poll finds strong support for bonds

A new High Point University poll out Wednesday is good news for supporters of the $2 billion bond issue, which would pay for capital improvements across the state.

More than two-thirds of those surveyed support the borrowing proposal. That worked out to 69 percent in favor, 20 percent saying they don’t know, and 15 percent unsure or declining to say.

The poll wasn’t limited to registered or likely voters, which is a more accurate predictor, although most were registered: 393 of the 476 people interviewed. On the bond question, all the respondents said they were registered voters.

The survey took place from Feb. 18 to 25, representing all 100 counties with landlines or cell phones. The poll has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points.

In the same survey, respondents said education was the most important problem at the state level (35 percent), and the economy was the most important problem nationally (22 percent).

The bonds would make improvements in the state’s universities and community colleges, agriculture, National Guard, zoo, state parks and water and sewer systems.