Register for Webinar to Learn Findings from New NC Voter Poll

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation partnered with the First Five Years Fund and a bipartisan polling team to learn NC Voters’ opinions on early learning. The results are now in, and they tell a fantastic story of support!

Join us on a webinar to review the findings with the pollsters on September 15 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

Learn what NC voters had to say about where early learning falls on their priorities for the country; how voters think NC is doing on early learning; voter understanding of the impact of early learning; and the level of support for early learning programs, including NC Pre-K and Smart Start. And find out whether these views differ by political party identification and key swing voter sub-groups.

Register to participate! (Space is limited.) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Lori Weigel is a Partner with Public Opinion Strategies, based in the firm’s Colorado office. Weigel has directed research efforts for hundreds of political and public affairs campaigns throughout the country, including polling on behalf of presidential campaigns in the last four consecutive presidential elections. Over the last 15 years, Weigel has been instrumental in the successful election efforts on behalf of dozens of common sense judges and Attorneys General across the country.

Her political work today is primarily focused on polling for and against ballot measures. In 2014, she polled on behalf of the winning side of statewide ballot measure campaigns in Oregon, California, New Jersey, Florida, Maine, and Colorado, as well as local measures in Michigan, Wyoming and Illinois. Her experience polling on policy issues extends to such varied areas as health care, energy, land use, recreation, technology, tort reform/litigation, corporate image, employee/union relations and crisis management.

Formerly serving as the political pollster for Denver’s News 4 and the Rocky Mountain News, she is frequently quoted on politics, including in The New York Times, the New RepublicSlate, and other major publications.

Jay Campbell is a senior vice president at Hart Research Associates.  He has worked at Hart Research since 1996, when he joined the firm’s data department. After a short hiatus from the firm, Jay returned to Hart Research as head of the data department.

Jay has been an analyst since 2000. He conducts research in all of the firm’s major practice areas—political, nonprofit/advocacy, media, corporate, and labor.  For a decade he managed Hart Research’s regular polling for NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, and he currently does the same for CNBC’s quarterly survey on personal finance.

Jay’s regular clients include The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), AT&T, and the Climate Action Campaign.

Jay graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in political science. He has been quoted on politics and public opinion by national publications and has appeared on National Public Radio, MSNBC, CNBC, and C-SPAN. He lives in Philadelphia.