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Elon Poll: NC voters not happy with politicians' job performance

a new Elon Poll shows approval ratings in the 30s for NC Senators Burr & Hagan, and Gov. Pat McCrory. a new Elon Poll shows approval ratings in the 30s for NC Senators Burr & Hagan, and Gov. Pat McCrory.

ELON, NC (WECT) – Most North Carolinians are not satisfied with the job being done by any of their elected leaders on the state or federal level. Those are the results of a new Elon University Poll released on Friday.

According to a news release sent by email with the findings, 54% of responders said they disapproved of President Barack Obama's job performance. Other elected leaders posted even lower numbers. Senator Kay Hagan's approval rating came in at 37%, Governor Pat McCrory registered 33%, and Senator Richard Burr's approval numbers hit 30%.

"Approval ratings declined across the board," Assistant Professor Kenneth Fernandez, director of the Elon University Poll said in the news release.  "The president, Congress, the governor, General Assembly and both U.S. Senators saw drops in job approval."

The poll was conducted from November 15-18, 2013, by surveying 681 registered voters. Breaking down the numbers : 312 considered themselves Democrats, 274 considered themselves Republican, and 78 identified themselves as Independent.

The low approval ratings also showed up for entire bodies of elected officials.  Only 8% of the responders approved of the job Congress is doing, compared to an 84% disapproval rating. Lawmakers in Raleigh registered a higher rating, at just a little less than 32% with a disapproval rating of 47%.

On specific issues, overall 64% of those who responded to the poll said they supported the Voter ID law passed by the General Assembly in 2013. Breaking it down, Republicans favored the idea 96-4, Independents favored it 68-30, while Democrats sided 62-36 against it.

When asked if they thought the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) would make the healthcare situation better or worse in North Carolina,  30% said they thought it would improve the situation, 53% believed it would make the situation worse.

Click here to see the raw data from the new Elon Poll.

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