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Poll shows General Assembly continues to be unpopular among NC voters

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While Gov. Pat McCrory has regained some favorability, members of the General Assembly remain unpopular in a new poll While Gov. Pat McCrory has regained some favorability, members of the General Assembly remain unpopular in a new poll

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – Gov. Pat McCrory's standing has improved with voters in North Carolina, according to the latest survey completed by Public Policy Polling.

The group surveyed 1,281 registered voters in the first week of December. They found McCrory's approval rating had climbed to 42%, up from 35% in September. Disapproval numbers for the first-term governor fell to 47% from a high of 53%, also in September.

The same cannot be said for the General Assembly. Only 20% of voters surveyed approve of the job done by elected leaders in the House and Senate, with 53% disapproving. The public does not seem to differentiate much among parties with its opinions, either. Democrats in the Legislature have a 35/45 favorable/unfavorable mark in the December poll, with Republicans having a higher unfavorable at 34/51.

Moving to the federal landscape, GOP responders in North Carolina continue to favor New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as their pick for Presidential nominee. 19% picked Christie, followed by 15% for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, 13% for Sen. Rand Paul, 12% for Sen. Ted Cruz and 10% for Marco Rubio of Florida.

Click here to see the raw data from the PPP December poll.

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