A new state survey shows strong support for the idea of tax reform and for lower taxes.
A poll conducted for the The Civitas institute, a Raleigh-based conservative advocacy group, found that 69 percent of those surveyed thought North Carolina's tax system needed to be reformed, while only 23 percent thought the tax system was working fine.
The most support (41 percent) was for reforming personal income taxes followed by 30 percent who thought business and corporate taxes should be reformed
The survey found that 68 percent believed that lower taxes made the state more economically competitive. Seventy-three percent said firms were more likely to move to the state if the corporate tax rate was lowered.
The poll was taken at a time when both the Senate and the House have passed their own tax plans.
The poll of 600 North Carolina registered voters was conducted June 18-19 by National Research Inc of Holmdel NJ. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.