Seventy-seven percent (77%) of voters nationwide followed news of Hurricane Florence, including 30% who followed it Very Closely. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 81% believe the forecasts of the hurricane were accurate, including 34% who said Very Accurate.
When asked how well the federal government responded, 61% said Very (26%) or Somewhat (35%) well. Ten percent (10%) said Not Very Well and 3% Not at All Well. Twenty-six percent (26%) were not sure.
Twenty-nine percent (29%) said they had close friends or family impacted by the storm (see question wording and crosstabs).
This survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted for ScottRasmussen.com on September 16-17, 2018 by HarrisX, a leading research firm specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and the demographic profile of our sample). The statistical margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Interviews began at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on the 16th and concluded at noon Eastern on the 17th.
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