Poll: Perdue job approval under 50%

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Submitted: Thu, 05/19/2011 - 2:53pm
Updated: Thu, 05/19/2011 - 4:44pm

RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) – Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s job approval rating stands at 46 percent among North Carolina voters, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. The poll also reveals that voters approve of the job that Barack Obama is doing as President.

This is a 3 percent increase in Perdue’s job rating since March 2011 when 43 percent of voters said they approve of the job she is doing as Governor. Forty-one percent said they disapprove, and 12 percent said they are undecided or do not know.

Analyzing party registration, Democratic voters overall approve of Perdue’s performance (60 percent approve – 26 percent disapprove), along with unaffiliated voters (48 percent approve – 42 percent disapprove). In contrast, Republicans largely disapprove of her performance by a 27 percent to 63 percent margin.

“Governor Perdue is seeing an uptick in her approval rating,” said Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca. “No particular demographic has moved in any statistically discernable way, but her numbers overall have moved up.”

Full Text of Questions:
“Do you approve or disapprove of the job that Bev Perdue is doing as Governor?”
Total Approve – 46%
Total Disapprove – 41%

Strongly Approve – 11%
Somewhat Approve – 35%
Somewhat Disapprove – 15%
Strongly Disapprove – 26%
Undecided/Don’t Know – 12%


  • riterevbillyraecausee says:

    …..to Tabor City….never a dull moment there!

  • guesty says:

    Maybe she needs to fly away somewhere for a vacation. That might help her ratings.

  • Guest461 says:

    An approval rating under 50%? If I had’ve had to guess, I would’ve thought the approval rating to be more like 14%. An entitlement recipient supported governor. She scored very high based on her accomplishments!

  • guesty says:

    But Tator City is not quite exotic enough for the queen. Remember, she mustn’t come into contact with any common people.

  • riterevbillyraecausee says:

    I know Guesty, but his Royal Highness R.Tyler(bev’s fundraiser in CC) and Queen live in Tater City and they ain’t COMMON folk.

  • Nonicomb says:

    Oh, do business owners approve of the Gov. Perdue?

  • disbelief says:

    we really need to be skeptical nowadays when viewing polling data. Its heavily skewed, many polls come from the NEP, which is staffed by the AP & television networks (both notoriously left wing). This has been ramped up in the last 8 years to ensure that their candidate is placed…by hook or crook.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    have taken the poll in Raleigh. The persons polled must be teachers & state employees. They could not have polled business owners.

  • Nonicomb says:

    First of all, I was being facetious. Second, I would like to suggest that YOU do some research, because to suggest that those who support Gov Perdue are probably teachers or state workers is inane. I can assure you that is NOT the case. We (speaking as a teacher in NC) are just as ready for her to get out of office as business owners. You DO know that Duplin County Schools must figure out how to get rid of over 200 positions, right? New Hanover and Pender Counties are also going to feel the effects of major budget cuts as well. Pender County Schools are currently at a loss as to how they will pay for janitorial staff, administrative assistants, and substitute teachers next year. Boy, I cannot wait to use my planning to cover other classes. (In case you didn’t catch on, that was sarcasm!)

  • SurfCityTom says:

    Where does one start? I’ll go with just one for starters.

    North Carolina borrowed $2.4 Billion from the federal government to keep Medicaid afloat. Now, beginning this new fiscal year, North Carolina will make annual interest only payments of $143,000,000 to the Federal Government. And North Carolina will do so for 5 years. After 5 years, North Carolina will make principal and interest payments to the Federal Government until the debt is satisfied.

    Sorry, here’s another. I just could not help myself. Who uses the Education Lottery Fund as a personal slush fund for special projects or to balance the budget?

    Here’s another. Who ignores the underfunded obligation for the North Carolina employees pension plan?

    Oh, yes. Who ignores the underfunded requirements for the North Carolina retired employee health coverage plan?

    Now if you think succesful business owners would condone, let alone approve of, these types of poor business practices, you are squirrely or a Nincompoop. Now if you’re thinking bankrupt business owners, you might be correct.

    Why do some people insist on posting witless statements without the benefit of research?

  • Pam says:

    The only people that approve of the job she’s doing are people who haven’t done an ounce of research, have no idea about what’s really going on with the economy, and those liberal educators that are teaching our state’s children everything but what is necessary for them to get ahead and get a job!

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