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State of North Carolina

History of Reform Efforts: North Carolina

Opinion Polls and Surveys

North Carolina Center for Voter Education (2002)
84% of voters expressed concern that lawyers are some of the biggest contributors to judicial candidates, and 78% believed that campaign contributions have at least some influence on judges' decisions. 89% of voters wanted judicial elections to be conducted independently of political parties. 57% reported having little or no information about judicial candidates in the last election. 77% supported judicial reform in the general assembly before the 2004 elections, and 71% favored the proposals embodied in the Judicial Campaign Reform Act.