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%