-Pat McCrory is headed into office as a pretty popular figure, but voters aren't happy with his decision to remain employed at Moore& Van Allen as he prepares to take office.
McCrory has a 53% favorability rating with only 25% of voters viewing him unfavorably. He's predictably bery popular with Republicans (82/8) and independents (50/31) but what really makes his numbers impressive is that he come close to breaking even with Democrats at 33/35.
Nevertheless voters are not happy with how McCrory is handling his transition into office. 51% think that McCrory's continued employment at a law firm that lobbies the state represents a conflict of interest to only 31% who think it is not. And 54% think he should resign his job immediately to 25% who don't think that's necessary. McCrory was elected due to his broad support from independents but the think both that the job is a conflict (51/36) and that he should leave it immediately (54/30).
McCrory was elected because he promised to do things dfferently in Raleigh- he risks eroding the good will he's going into office with by the way he's handling parts of his transition.
-Only 31% of North Carolinians think the Post Office in downtown Raleigh should be renamed after Jesse Helms to 48% who are opposed. Both African Americans (14/61) and white voters (36/44) are against the renaming. Even among Republicans there's only 44% support for it, while Democrats are far more unified in their opposition (60%). Independents oppose it 28/47 as well.
-Our final Bev Perdue approval poll ever finds her leaving office with a 35% approval rating and 52% of voters disapproving of her. She's improved her numbers to 59/27 with Democrats but continues to rate very poorly with both independents (23/59) and Republicans (11/81).
-The election results made this pretty clear in real life last month, but North Carolinians continue to be closely divided on Barack Obama- 48% approve of him, while 49% disapprove.
Full results here