Most voters in both states made up their minds about who to support before the last week. Seventy six percent of voters in Indiana said they made up their minds before the past week as well as 81 percent of North Carolina voters.
The economy remained the dominant issue for voters in both states, as it has in contests throughout the primary process. Sixty five percent of the voters in Indiana and 60 percent in North Carolina said the economy was the issue they are most concerned with. And over 80 percent of the voters in both states said they have been affected by the slowing economy.
In Indiana, 50 percent of the voters said Hillary Clinton would be more likely to improve the economy as president. In North Carolina, 52 percent said Barack Obama would be.
And about half of voters in each state said the ability to bring change is the quality they are most looking for in a candidate, followed by just less than a quarter who cited experience.
More voters in both states said they believed Clinton attacked her opponent unfairly. Sixty three percent in Indiana and 67 percent in North Carolina said so while 43 percent and 40 percent respectively said they felt Obama had attacked Clinton unfairly.
Supporters of both said they would be unsatisfied with the other candidate as the nominee, but more of Clinton backers in both states said so than Obama supporters. Among Clinton voters in both states, 64 percent said they would be dissatisfied with Obama as the nominee. Fifty eight percent of Obama supporters in Indiana said they would not be satisfied with Clinton as the nominee, compared to 55 percent of his voters in North Carolina.
In both states, 48 percent of all voters said that the situation involving Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright was something that was important in their vote.