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New poll shows higher "unfavorables" for McCrory, General Assembly

Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina.

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - New poll numbers show more North Carolinians are unhappy with the current state of leadership in Raleigh. According to Public Policy Polling, responders do not have a favorable opinion of the General Assembly or of Governor Pat McCrory.

In a survey of 600 voters done August 8-11, PPP found the approval rating for McCrory dropping to below 40%. Overall, McCrory has a 39% favorable rating and a 51% unfavorable rating. Republicans favored the first-term Governor by a 69-20 margin, but Independents polled for this survey had a 49-41 unfavorable opinion, with Democrats at 76-14 disapproval.

When asked whether they approve of the GOP-controlled General Assembly, Republicans responders voiced a 38% favorable opinion, 34% unfavorable and 28% saying "not sure".  Both Democrats and Independents had unfavorable opinions, 69-14 for the Democrats and 52-26 for Independents.

When polling numbers were broken down by gender in the latest survey, both the Governor and the General Assembly had negative approval ratings. Women had a 52-37 disapproval mark for McCrory, and 54-18 disapproval for the GA. Men voiced a 50-41 unfavorable for McCrory, and 54-31 unfavorable for lawmakers.

The survey also found that responders had a higher opinion of the "Moral Monday" protestors than they did for the Governor and elected leaders. In the poll, 49% reported having a favorable opinion of the group that demonstrated for weeks outside of the Legislative Building.  McCrory pulled in a 39% favorable mark, compared to 36% favorable for Republicans in the General Assembly, and 41% for Democrats.

Click here to see a release and raw data from the latest PPP survey.

According to a report by the News and Observer in Raleigh, the Governor's supporters commissioned a poll showing much higher approval numbers.  Newsobserver.com reports Renew North Carolina's poll shows McCrory's approval running 49% favorable to 22% unfavorable.  Attempts to contact representatives from Renew North Carolina have not been successful, and clicking on the organizations website says it is "coming soon".

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