Nonetheless, just 39% of likely general election voters support the governor’s executive order pushing for more zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). A plurality of 44% oppose the order. Just 3% of those surveyed own a ZEV today, and just 13% say they plan to buy one the next time they make a purchase.
Rising gas prices have prompted 56% of likely voters to cut back on driving, while 41% say higher prices have not affected their driving habits.
Republicans continue to make gains on the generic congressional and legislative election ballots. Without information about specific candidates, 52% say they prefer a Republican candidate for Congress, compared to 40% who prefer a Democrat. The GOP number is up three percentage points from November.
Meanwhile, 51% say they prefer a GOP candidate for the N.C. legislature, with 41% supporting a Democrat. The Republican number is also three percentage points higher since November.
In other election-related questions, 68% of likely voters support a voter ID requirement for in-person voting. Just 48% say they believe 2022 elections will be “free and fair.” Some 37% expect elections not to be free and fair, while 15% say they are unsure.
Two-thirds (66%) of voters support a state constitutional provision banning felons from voting until they have completed all requirements set by law. A majority (54%) oppose a recent court ruling that would allow felons to vote if they have left prison but not completed their full sentences.
Nearly two out of three voters (65%) believe the United States is on the wrong track, compared to 27% who think the country is moving in the right direction. That marks improvement from January, when 69% answered “wrong track” and 23% said “right direction.”