RALEIGH – Well, approval numbers may rise when you can plaster your face on television everyday and pat yourself on the back for ‘saving lives,’ but excusing destruction and chaos after days of protests and violent riots in cities across the state…that tends to have people look at you differently.
Governor Roy Cooper’s job approval numbers have come down 7 percent, despite the media complex’s best efforts to elevate him as our gracious, benevolent, and woke dictator.
From Civitas Institute:
“The latest Civitas Poll found that support for Gov. Roy Cooper among likely North Carolina voters is beginning to wane. The governor’s job approval is now at 63% (a 7% decrease since April 7, 2020) and his disapproval has climbed by 9%, going from 24% in April to 33%. […]
“It appears that the ‘rally ’round the flag’ effect that we saw at the start of the COVID-19 crisis has peaked for both President Trump and Gov. Cooper,” said Civitas President Donald Bryson. “A new wave of civil unrest has hit the nation since the poll came out of the field, and the economy has not completely reopened due to COVID-19, so it will be interesting to see how these numbers settle in our August poll.”
Survey respondents were also asked, “If the presidential election were held today, which of the following candidates would you vote for: Republican Donald Trump OR Democrat Joe Biden?” President Trump maintains a lead over former Vice President Joe Biden, but only marginally, with 47% saying they would vote for Trump and 44% expressing their preference for Biden. […]”
Over 60 percent approval is still quite high, especially for a governor that has plenty of baggage. That tends to be the case when you have help carrying water from most major local media. What is interesting though, is that while Cooper has come off his highs, President Trump has ‘remained static’ according to the survey comparisons, and maintains a projected lead over Joe Biden.
That should be encouraging to the Republican ticket, to see Cooper falling while they hold their ground. However, it doesn’t mean candidates like Dan Forest should miss any opportunity whatsoever to amplify the utterly failed leadership of Cooper and emphasize the opportunity and prosperity that only comes with principled, conservative leadership.
Shout it from the rooftops, so that more may have a chance to see past the daily COVID-19 briefings and learn to associate Cooper with the radical Leftists he actively caters to.