Poll shows dissatisfaction with Sen. Thom Goolsby

Half of the respondents said they would vote for Goolsby's Democratic opponent if the election were held today.
Half of the respondents said they would vote for Goolsby's Democratic opponent if the election were held today.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A survey of nearly 600 voters in Sen. Thom Goolsby's district found that more than half disapprove of his job performance, according to results released Wednesday by left-leaning Public Policy Polling of Raleigh.

Half the respondents said they'd vote for Goolsby's Democratic opponent if the election were held today.

In a telephone interview with WECT, Goolsby called Public Policy Polling "the premier liberal pollster." He said that he hasn't read the poll and doesn't intend to.

"I could care less what they say," Goolsby said.

He said the firm has always been wrong in predicting his races.

The poll also found that 58 percent of respondents in Senate District 9 disapproved of the job the General Assembly is doing, and 57 percent have an unfavorable opinion of Republicans in the legislature.

53 percent said they disapprove of the job performance of President Barack Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory.

The poll was conducted Sept. 5-6 through automated telephone interviews.

In a press release, Public Policy Polling said that the its polls in eight key N.C. senate districts "find that the political landscape has shifted in such a way that Democrats have a lot more opportunities to eat into the Republican majority next year than could have ever been imagined even six months ago."

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