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Majority in new poll support HB2, but fear it could hurt NC's image

Lawmakers passed House Bill 2 in March, to overturn an ordinance passed by leaders in Charlotte. (Source: WECT) Lawmakers passed House Bill 2 in March, to overturn an ordinance passed by leaders in Charlotte. (Source: WECT)
NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) -

A majority of responders in a new poll support North Carolina’s newest law, but many also believe it could hurt the state’s image and business recruiting efforts.

Survey USA conducted the poll for Time Warner Cable News, surveying more than 500 registered voters across the state.

Lawmakers passed House Bill 2, and Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law late last month, to overturn an ordinance passed by leaders in Charlotte allowing transgender people to use the bathroom corresponding to the gender they identify with. 

When asked if they think of the new law, 51 percent of the responders said they thought it was a good idea, with 40 percent saying it is a bad idea. 45 percent said they thought the law would have a negative effect on business recruiting and existing business in the state, compared to 29 percent who thought it would not make a difference.

Pollsters also asked what effect the law would have on North Carolina’s image, and 46 percent responded they thought it would have a negative effect and 26 percent saying it would not make a difference.

More responders, 45 percent, also said Attorney General Roy Cooper should not defend the new state law in court, compared to 42 percent who said he should.

To read the complete poll results click here: http://bit.ly/1RMUucg

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