WRAL News poll: Widespread dissatisfaction for incumbent politicians
Posted March 20, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina voters give little love to incumbent politicians, from President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill to Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly, according to a WRAL News poll released Thursday.
SurveyUSA polled 1,885 registered voters statewide Monday through Wednesday, and the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.
Although only 39 percent of respondents said they approve of Obama's job performance, that was the highest rating for any politician covered in the poll. Fifty-four percent of those polled said they disapprove of the job the president has done.
McCrory and U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan all got a thumbs-up from 34 percent of those polled. Hagan had the biggest disapproval score among the three at 54 percent, compared with 51 percent for McCrory and 41 percent for Burr.
Hagan is the only one of the four facing re-election this year.
Voters gave the North Carolina General Assembly the worst reviews of all, with 57 percent disapproving of the job state lawmakers are doing and only 26 percent approving. All 170 seats are up for election this year, although incumbents in many races face no opposition.