Thursday, April 7, 2011

NC Voters Strongly Prefer Local Control of Billboards, Poll Shows

North Carolina voters oppose proposed changes to state law that would take away local control of billboards and would allow more electronic billboards along highways and roadsides, according to a new statewide poll released by the N.C. League of Conservation Voters.

The telephone survey indicates that North Carolina voters overwhelmingly hold the view that billboards detract from the appearance of communities and strongly believe that placement of billboards should remain a local decision. Voters across the political spectrum shared those views. Seventy percent of Democratic voters, 68 percent of Republican voters and 78 percent of independent voters said billboards detracted from community appearance.

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