Obama, McCrory slide in latest HPU poll
A new HPU Poll finds that 39 percent of North Carolina residents approve of President Barack Obama and Governor Pat McCrory’s job performance.
Meanwhile, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and GOP Sen. Richard Burr have job approval ratings of 40 and 36 percent, respectively. Hagan faces re-election next year.
In the spring, the HPU Poll surveyed 548 adults in NC and found a 49 percent approval rating for McCrory and a 43 percent approval rating for Obama.
The poll also finds that more than two thirds (69 percent) of the same respondents believe the country is on the wrong track versus only 20 percent of North Carolina residents who see the country headed in the right direction.
“Our polling suggests that North Carolinians are feeling particularly negative about the direction of the country,” said Sadie Leder Elder, assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll. “This general feeling of discontent plus the public’s specific evaluations of these elected officials is resulting in relatively low approval. The question going forward is whether this is a particularly low point—which we have seen previously in the past few years—or a new normal for these politicians.”