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  • peedoffpopo Sep 25, 10:31 p.m.

    I am an Independant. I think the state was on the wrong track for more than 100 years before our current legistlature took over. They are cleaning up a mess while also giving to the conservatives who put them there what they promised. We need to look at what they are doing and allow a little more time for it to work. The old saying is you can't get blood from a turnip. The state is broke, our financial system is broken, our tax system should be dismantled, and we have far too many liberals hounding and pounding the door. Give these men and women a little time and see if what they have been doing may just work. If not, then pound and hound!

  • littleriver69 Sep 24, 8:39 a.m.

    HEY!!!!! It takes time to completely WRECK a state. So far, Asst Gov. McCrory has done a fairly decent job of strangling our public school, suppressing the votes of anyone who might vote against him during the next election, and withholding tax money from the unemployed. And, he did all this while rewarding his political cronies with high-paying jobs. GIVE HIM TIME TO COMPLETE HIS MISSION. I'm sure he and Gov Art Pope have more ideas just waiting to go Pope's employees in the Legislature for a vote, so give this process some more time. Convincing the other states and the WORLD that NC is a backwoods, racist, and anti-intellctual place to live takes AT LEAST THREE YEARS.
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  • littleriver69 Sep 24, 8:37 a.m.

    Not me, keep up the good work Pat!! I think you are doing a great job!

  • junkmail5 Sep 20, 3:56 p.m.

    junkmail, you're full of junk...are you saying 701 people are representative of our entire state?
    Deb1003

    If the sampling was properly random, yes. That's the POINT.

    That's how statistics ACTUALLY works.

    Good thing too because it'd take a while to call millions of people every time you wanted poll results.

    When polls are slanted to a particular point of view-THEY ARE NOT NEWS!!! Do a FAIR poll and see what kind of results you get- baldchip

    Every single poll I've seen on McCrory and the NCGA has about the same results.

    How many sources do you need for a FACT before you admit it is one?

  • Bogged Down Sep 20, 1:36 p.m.

    HEY!!!!!
    It takes time to completely WRECK a state. So far, Asst Gov. McCrory has done a fairly decent job of strangling our public school, suppressing the votes of anyone who might vote against him during the next election, and withholding tax money from the unemployed. And, he did all this while rewarding his political cronies with high-paying jobs. GIVE HIM TIME TO COMPLETE HIS MISSION. I'm sure he and Gov Art Pope have more ideas just waiting to go Pope's employees in the Legislature for a vote, so give this process some more time. Convincing the other states and the WORLD that NC is a backwoods, racist, and anti-intellctual place to live takes AT LEAST THREE YEARS.

  • snshine62d Sep 20, 12:54 p.m.

    "By the way, do you really want Bev Perdue back? There you go." -- rmsmith

    She's back, and she has changed her name to Pat.

    Bev II, Pat Perdue.

    Too funny........

  • snshine62d Sep 20, 12:53 p.m.

    In the spirit of fairness (and amusement, I must admit), I performed a search for "Perdue approval" articles on WRAL and found...basically nothing. WRAL, are you not embarrassed at how obvious your agenda is?

    Click to view my profile In the meantime...

    surely you jest? WRAL in my opinion publishs cafeteria style. in other words they present what they think we the viewer needs to see. it is a form of mind control and censorship. we know WRAL practices extreme censorship on golo. I spect fully 30% of my posts are NEVER ALLOWED TO GO THRU== why? merely becuz I express a view that the censors do not agree with.

    I've never had a problem with WRAL posting my post. And to be honest I think they publish the news. Not one against the other. There have been times that I don't like what they said about my party however, news is news.

  • HeadsUp Sep 20, 12:48 p.m.

    "By the way, do you really want Bev Perdue back? There you go." -- rmsmith

    She's back, and she has changed her name to Pat.

    Bev II, Pat Perdue.

  • wildpig777 Sep 20, 12:21 p.m.

    In the spirit of fairness (and amusement, I must admit), I performed a search for "Perdue approval" articles on WRAL and found...basically nothing. WRAL, are you not embarrassed at how obvious your agenda is?

    Click to view my profile In the meantime...

    surely you jest? WRAL in my opinion publishs cafeteria style. in other words they present what they think we the viewer needs to see. it is a form of mind control and censorship. we know WRAL practices extreme censorship on golo. I spect fully 30% of my posts are NEVER ALLOWED TO GO THRU== why? merely becuz I express a view that the censors do not agree with.

  • JustOneGodLesThanU Sep 20, 11:35 a.m.

    "He is doing what the majority of the voters wanted.
    rmsmith"

    Not according to the recent polls he's not. The polls indicate there is a disconnect between the results of the election and the way the voters currently feel.

  • Sep 20, 11:33 a.m.

    Sour pusses!

  • JustOneGodLesThanU Sep 20, 11:32 a.m.

    At the end of the day, the only polls that matter are when people actually show up to vote.

    I'm more concerned with getting rid of the supermajority in the legislature. Be they Ds or Rs, supermajorities are bad for the state and the country. Those elections are next year. I have feeling they rammed through all the controversial stuff this year and will tack to the center next year and hope people forget the monkeyshines that went on this year. I hope they are wrong.

    What happened to all the jobs these guys promised? So far, the only jobs McCrory seems to be able to create are highly-paid non-competitive positions for his campaign staffers/contributers at DHHS. Positions for which they seem to be unqualified (thus the non-competitive nature of the appointments). That's cronyism. It's not supposed to be republican virtue. If these were the best and brightest people for the job, post the job and let them compete for it.

  • HeadsUp Sep 20, 11:04 a.m.

    The 36% should seek immediate pyschiatric help.

  • rmsmith Sep 20, 11:03 a.m.

    Elon is ultra-liberal leaning so do not trust the numbers. For all we know, they polled Chapel Hill and Ashville.

    IF a person is doing their job and cleaning up a business or government, they will upset folks along the way. Life is not easy and no freebies or handouts. He is doing what the majority of the voters wanted.

    By the way, do you really want Bev Perdue back ? There you go

  • Deb1003 Sep 20, 10:46 a.m.

    junkmail, you're full of junk...are you saying 701 people are representative of our entire state?

  • baldchip Sep 20, 10:42 a.m.

    Hey Elon-did you get the answers you wanted???

    When polls are slanted to a particular point of view-THEY ARE NOT NEWS!!! Do a FAIR poll and see what kind of results you get!!!

    ANd you Education leftist wachos, see how much is really being spend on Education vs when Bevvie was Governor!! YOU MAY BE SURPRISED!

  • free2bme Sep 20, 10:37 a.m.

    McCrory is the guy that has been charged with cleaning up a hundred years of democratic control. It is kind of like charging all your Christmas present then hating the mailman when he brings the bill in January. The pain of paying the bills has to fall on someone and McCrory is that someone. I may not agree with everything he has done so far but you have to start somewhere. The federal government needs to take note.
    nuts4u

    Statements like the one above shows how some people only care about party affiliation and not the issues. McCrory has not come through on his promises and refuses to listen to the citizens of this state. He is destroying NC. I think this state was in much better shape before he showed up with his lies. He continues to vote on policies that waste hard earned tax dollars, lacks integrity, oppress the poor, and only looks out for his rich friends. The people in NC deserve so much better. I don't see how anyone who is not one of his campaign donors or state job seat war

  • Bill Brasky Sep 20, 10:24 a.m.

    "McCrory is the guy that has been charged with cleaning up a hundred years of democratic control."

    Yet we elect them and find out why they have had no control for over 100 years, sometimes we have to be reminded I guess.

    By the way, as of August we have had 3 months consecutive job losses in NC while the US has experienced 42 straight months of job gains in the private sector, those are facts.

  • junkmail5 Sep 20, 10:21 a.m.

    When is 701 persons a valid measurement? I was taught in statical methods there should at the minimum be 1250 persons asked for a basic! representation of the general population- Deb1003

    Where did you learn an imaginary fact like that?

    There's no such thing as "You must poll this specific number of people to represent the population" number in statistics.

    That wouldn't even make any sense given the # of those in the population changes.

    But once again, despite these results matching every OTHER poll.... instead of admitting the result is a fact you just attack the messenger of that fact.... Nonsensically in this case.

  • goldenosprey Sep 20, 10:16 a.m.

    "It is kind of like charging all your Christmas present then hating the mailman when he brings the bill in January. The pain of paying the bills has to fall on someone and McCrory is that someone." nuts

    Is that your attitude about Obama too?

  • nuts4u Sep 20, 9:56 a.m.

    McCrory is the guy that has been charged with cleaning up a hundred years of democratic control. It is kind of like charging all your Christmas present then hating the mailman when he brings the bill in January. The pain of paying the bills has to fall on someone and McCrory is that someone. I may not agree with everything he has done so far but you have to start somewhere. The federal government needs to take note.

  • Deb1003 Sep 20, 9:46 a.m.

    When is 701 persons a valid measurement? I was taught in statical methods there should at the minimum be 1250 persons asked for a basic! representation of the general population. Elon continues to be the worst! place to genuinely rely on polls.

  • familyandamerica Sep 20, 9:43 a.m.

    Saddened, but not surprised. I donated to his campaign believing he was a man of integrity but the last 9 months have convinced me he never intended to honor his promises or represent any but the most extreme and short-sighted citizens of North Carolina. To the paid trolls cheering him on, you're destroying the Republican party and my checkbook is closed until I find a leader rather than another bought and paid for Regressive.

  • bubbaOK Sep 20, 9:36 a.m.

    The new governor will end up taking the wrap for the years of pejorative racism in a which walnut's hiding the pea game? lol

  • Danny22 Sep 20, 9:26 a.m.

    I love almost everything McCrory has done, especially, voter ID. We are desperately in need of a clean up of fraud and irresponsibility. Thank you, Governor.

  • junkmail5 Sep 20, 9:25 a.m.

    According to the same survey... Obama's approval rating is only 2 points higher than McCrory's.... well within the margin of error. So basically, as much as these voters are discouraged with McCrory... they are equally discouraged by Obama. LOL.- Mep

    Except Obama isn't going to be running for anything again.

    So that's kind of a significant difference as far as re-election chances go.

    Pat is parking the gravy train and bringing jobs in - Get Your IDs

    that'd certainly explain why our unemployment rate is one of the highest in the nation... oh, wait, that's kind of the opposite of what you said...

    Of course he has low ratings among the communists at elon- swharrisii

    Remember- anytime you dislike a fact, ignore it and attack the source....even if every OTHER source agrees with their facts!

  • Ears to the Ground Sep 20, 8:26 a.m.

    So.. Elon, a BLACK ONLY college was surveyed about a REPUBLICAN hmm, seems like a BIAS poll to me...
    jbrdbr111x

    Let me educate you, Elon is over 80% white, Private, and Conservative. There flagship program is business.

  • dontstopnow Sep 20, 8:17 a.m.

    The more WRAL goes after the Governor, the more determined I am to make sure he gets to stay in the job for 8 years!!!! I will personally campaign for him in 2016. I am sick of the bias on the news outlets.

  • mep Sep 20, 8:17 a.m.

    According to the same survey... Obama's approval rating is only 2 points higher than McCrory's.... well within the margin of error. So basically, as much as these voters are discouraged with McCrory... they are equally discouraged by Obama. LOL.

    So where's the outrage and demands on Obama by the Democrats?

  • The Anti Hans Sep 20, 8:12 a.m.

    I have no problem with McCrory. He's not perfect—nobody is—but I think he's had to make some difficult decisions. And as a small business owner, I appreciate the shift from the tax-and-spend Democrats, who seemed to want to take every last dollar from me.

  • jurydoc Sep 20, 8:11 a.m.

    So.. Elon, a BLACK ONLY college was surveyed about a REPUBLICAN hmm, seems like a BIAS poll to me... jbrdbr111x

    Wow, just wow. Nothing more can be said.

  • In the meantime... Sep 20, 8:08 a.m.

    In the spirit of fairness (and amusement, I must admit), I performed a search for "Perdue approval" articles on WRAL and found...basically nothing. WRAL, are you not embarrassed at how obvious your agenda is?

  • loveyhowell Sep 20, 8:08 a.m.

    We all know WRAL loves McCrory! He gets my vote again! Democrats have run our great State into dire straights and cuts have to be made to make up for spending money one does not have. Has anyone noticed the thousands of government cars sitting around in various parking lots throughout the state for example, what a waste of taxpayer money!

  • Get your IDs Sep 20, 8:05 a.m.

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    The folks that are criticizing Pat have short memories. We have had decades of crookery from the Democrats, and some people are wanting to put them back in power, beats me. A lot of people don't have enough sense to be voting.

    thomasew52

    It comes down to who they would rather be messed over by I guess. When dems are scamming you they throw you a bone to gnaw ie freebies, to keep you occupied so you wont pay attention to what they are doing. Pat is parking the gravy train and bringing jobs in but a lot of folks would prefer their freebies

  • swharrisii Sep 20, 8:05 a.m.

    Of course he has low ratings among the communists at elon. What do you expect? wral and the rest of the disinformation services are doing a great job at steering the uninformed masses to the dark side.

  • Spidey Sep 20, 8:03 a.m.

    So it was ok for the democrats to rule and shove laws down our throats for over 100 years but now that someone comes in and tries to bring some sanity back to legislation he is ridiculed. I think this has been work long overdue. Good job Pat, you will get my vote again!

  • johnnybgood Sep 20, 8:01 a.m.

    If the press beats up on him all the time, of course his rating will drop. I support the GOP. Perdue never had this much bad press....cringercat1862
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  • TVs_Deceit Sep 20, 8:00 a.m.

    Do we have 3.5 more years of Democratic attack ads disguised as "news articles" to look forward to?

  • pbaileyjr2 Sep 20, 7:55 a.m.

    Elon University poll... You really think we believe anything that comes out of Elon? You dems are more delusional than I thought.

  • SilverWolf Sep 20, 7:52 a.m.

    That is what happens when you poll only democrats. Of course they are going to have a dim view of the republican led Gov. Ask a room full of republicans what they thought of Aunt Bevvy and you'll get the same results. The liberal controlled media is all about lies and half-truths, spin and deception. WRAL.com is about half lies at any given moment one views it. So much so that one cannot trust any news organization to inform it's viewers of even the simplest of matters. You should all be jailed for you disservice to the communities you are supposed to serve.

  • ecu4me2 Sep 20, 7:35 a.m.

    Good job Gov. Keep trying to look out for tax payers in NÇ.Demos never would.

  • mcraineycrazies Sep 20, 7:31 a.m.

    i think he is great, hes making changes to our state, others want old school or hand me downs, this guy is genuine, i will vote for him again

  • thomasew52 Sep 20, 7:30 a.m.

    The folks that are criticizing Pat have short memories. We have had decades of crookery from the Democrats, and some people are wanting to put them back in power, beats me. A lot of people don't have enough sense to be voting.

  • Hill55 Sep 20, 7:23 a.m.

    After decades of Democratbrule, it's now the GOP's turn.

    What some in the Triangle need to understand is that' there are many other counties in NC.

  • HonestAb Sep 20, 7:22 a.m.

    WRAL:

    Could you hate the Republicans any more than you do. This is worth top 5 stories? No wonder I can't get your channel anymore on cable - no one seems to miss it?!

  • Sally1023 Sep 20, 7:17 a.m.

    I'm not surprised. He is not leading. He ran as a moderate and he is far right of center. He and the rest of the crowd in the GA has turned this state in to a joke. You all can beat up Bev as much as you want, but she didn't run for a second term and certainly did not start running for a 2nd term 8 months after she took office and SHE DID NOT turn this state in to a joke!

  • FairPlay Sep 20, 7:01 a.m.

    Once again only 700 people polled and Elon claims this is solid evidence. That is so slanted. How about take a census of the whole state and get the real results?

  • cpccarolyn Sep 20, 7:01 a.m.

    Just watch what I say. ---- He will go down as one of the best Governors NC has ever had!!! Those democratic pollsters are a joke!!

  • Lindasue Sep 20, 7:01 a.m.

    I voted for him and I will vote for him again. He is doing a great job.

  • pstroud2 Sep 20, 6:54 a.m.

    Folks, this may surprise you but the poll was not conducted by WRAL. GASP!!!! Here's a thought, READ the article, then come back and spew your intelligence some more.

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