Congress and the NC General Assembly both had higher disapproval ratings than approval numbers in a new HPU poll
HIGH POINT, NC (WECT) – Residents of North Carolina are
apparently not satisfied with elected leaders at the state and federal level,
according to results of a new poll released by High Point University.
The poll of more than 420 residents across North Carolina
was done during the last week in January. The margin of error came in at +/-
President Barack Obama, Senator Kay Hagan, Congress, Governor
Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly all had higher disapproval
marks than approval numbers.
President Obama's 40 percent approval rating actually
scored the highest of the group, and is up one point from a similar poll done
in December. 54 percent of responders
said they disapproved of the President's job performance, down from 58 percent
Governor Pat McCrory's job approval dropped one point (37
percent) from a similar poll done in September of 2013, but his disapproval
numbers dropped from 46 percent in September to 40 in last month's poll.
Senators Kay Hagan (33 percent approval/43 percent
disapproval) and Richard Burr (29/29) both had higher approval ratings than
Congress (12/80), which had lower approval and higher disapproval than a
previous poll in September (15/77).
North Carolina's General Assembly lost some luster in the
eyes of responders as well, scoring 32 percent approval and 51 percent
disapproval in January compared to 36/45 four months ago.
"The first HPU Poll of 2014 does not show improvement in
North Carolinians' ratings of their representatives," Dr. Sadie Leder Elder,
assistant professor of psychology and associate director of the HPU Poll said
in an email news release accompanying the results. "This reflects a general
dissatisfaction we have been seeing consistently for some time. This year is an
election year, and the standing of public officials will have an impact on how
people vote income November."
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