Excerpt By: News & Observer. Written By: Colin Campbell.
While President Donald Trump won North Carolina by a bigger margin than Gov. Roy Cooper, Cooper now has a higher approval rating in the state, according to a new High Point University Poll.
The poll was conducted between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 and found that 52 percent of North Carolina residents disapprove of Trump’s performance so far, while 36 percent approve.
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Meanwhile, 46 percent said they approve of Cooper’s performance so far, while 21 percent disapprove. About a third of the people surveyed said they didn’t have an opinion about Cooper or declined to respond.
By comparison, a month into Gov. Pat McCrory’s term in 2013, 44 percent said they approved of McCrory’s performance, while 14 percent disapproved, according to a High Point poll at the time.
In November’s election, Trump won North Carolina by about 173,000 votes, while Cooper won by about 10,200.