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The Winthrop Poll

Ms. Amyette collects data for this year's Winthrop polls.

Ms. Amyette collects data for this year's Winthrop polls.

Ms. Amyette collects data for this year's Winthrop polls.

Ms. Amyette collects data for this year's Winthrop polls.

Nevaeh Arnold, Staff Reporter

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The first interstate Winthrop poll took place in 2003, with the first statewide poll taking place three years later in 2006. These polls always draw a lot of attention since the results are usually broadcast everywhere, including by stations such as Tokyo Broadcasting System, ABC News, The Washington Post, and so on. This year, about 1,000 South Carolina residents were interviewed by landline and cell phone during the late months of February and March and were asked more than twenty questions. Winthrop President Dan Mahony states that one of the main reasons the Winthrop Polls take place is because they offer “an invaluable service to the people of South Carolina by providing policymakers with data-driven perspectives on important issues of the day.” The polls help to keep the world updated on South Carolinian’s views and opinions on certain major events happening within the world.

One of the first questions asked was whether or not people approved of the way Donald Trump was handling his job as President of the United States. According to the polls, South Carolina is one of the strongest supporters of President Trump at forty-two percent, which exceeds the national support percent of thirty-nine. The overall approval rate though is eighty-two percent so long as they identify with the Republican Party. There is, however, a disapproval rate of forty-nine percent within the residents of SC. Statistics point towards the fact that nine out of ten people who identify with the Democratic Party disapprove with Trump and his actions as president. Another question asked was if residents thought that the nation was heading in the right or wrong direction. Sixty percent of Winthrop Poll respondents said the country is headed in the wrong direction, but the majority of SC residents said that the country was heading in the right direction.

One of the more in-depth questions asked was about guns and abortion. People were asked questions such as, “Would you support or oppose legislation that would require a completed background check before a buyer can take possession of a firearm…?” and “Do you believe a woman should or should not be able to legally obtain an abortion if her doctor says the pregnancy is a threat to her health or that the fetus is not viable?” along with many other questions in order to get a better statistic for the topic of abortion. Eighty-percent said they would support a stricter background check when going through the process of obtaining guns. Manuel Yanez states, “I think gun regulations should be stricter because that would help make it safer for people.”

Many other questions were asked during this survey; more information can be found on the Winthrop website.

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Nevaeh Arnold, Staff Reporter

Nevaeh Arnold is a junior with a massive love for English and science. She has ambitions to go to medical school with the hopes of later becoming a neurosurgeon...

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