North Carolina voters are divided in their approval of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s job performance.
Forty-six percent of voters both approve and disapprove of the job that Perdue is doing as governor. Seven percent said they are undecided or do not know.
This is a four percent increase in Perdue’s job approval rating since a September 2011 Civitas Poll which revealed her lowest approval numbers in nearly two years (42 percent approve to 48 percent disapprove).
Republican (66 percent) and unaffiliated voters (50 percent) continue to disapprove of the job Perdue is doing as governor, while 63 percent of Democrats approve of her performance. Respondents who said they are definitely voting in the November 2012 election are also split in their opinion by a margin of 45 percent approve to 47 percent disapprove.
“Governor Perdue got her best numbers in a while in this poll, something she is probably happy to see,” said Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca.
Voter approval of President Obama’s job performance increased five percent since last month to 46 percent of voters approving of the job he is doing. Fifty percent of voters said they disapprove. In addition, voters in the Triangle, 61 percent, most approve of his job performance while 54 percent of those ages 18-25 and 41-55 most disapprove of the job he is doing as President.
“While within the margin of error, President Obama remains upside down in his approval by voters in North Carolina,” added De Luca.
The Civitas Poll is the only regular live-caller poll of critical issues facing North Carolina. For more information on Civitas polling see http://www.nccivitas.org/category/poll/.
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