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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A new poll shows voters in Wilmington think city leaders are irresponsible in spending taxpayer money.
The Civitas Institute, which calls itself "North Carolina's Conservative Voice", polled 300 voters last week in Wilmington.
According to a release, the poll found 56% of the respondents saying they thought city council was irresponsible in spending taxpayer money, compared to 32% who think council spends money responsibly. The same poll done in February showed 48% responded they thought council was fiscally irresponsible, compared to 35 percent said they thought council spent in a responsible way.
The institute also polled voters on four leaders who will be on the ballot in 2013, which include Mayor Bill Saffo and council members Kevin O'Grady, Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark. The poll asked "If there were an election for Wilmington Mayor today, which statement would describe you? One: I would vote FOR Bill Saffo no matter who else is on the ballot. Two: I would vote AGAINST Bill Saffo no matter who else is on the ballot. Three: I'm not sure how I would vote until I know who else is on the ballot.
According to the news release, the survey returned these responses:
19% FOR Saffo
27% AGAINST Saffo
54% Depends On Ballot
11% FOR O'Grady
18% AGAINST O'Grady
71% Depends On Ballot
15% FOR Sheridan
22% AGAINST Sheridan
63% Depends On Ballot
16% FOR Rivenbark
27% AGAINST Rivenbark
56% Depends On Ballot
Click here to go to the Civitas website for more information.
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