PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that voters continue to be extremely unhappy with the General Assembly, and oppose the budgets that have been brought forth by both the House and the Senate.
Only 20% of voters approve of the job the legislature is doing to 56% who disapprove. Democrats (10/64) and independents (20/63) are both extremely unhappy with the body and even Republicans (36/40) narrowly disapprove of it despite their party being in charge. Only 19% of voters say they support the House's budget proposal and just 17% support the Senate's, with 49% and 50% respectively being opposed to each of those.
The budget's just the tip of the iceberg though when it comes to legislative actions the voters are unhappy with:
-Only 2% support a bill that would raise interest rates on consumer finance loans up to $4,000 to 30%, while 68% are opposed.
-Just 21% support a bill that would allow guns on all educational properties and eliminate permits for them, 66% are opposed.
-There's only 18% support for a bill that would effectively ban Tesla from selling its electric cars in the state to 48% opposed.
What's most notable on all three of these issues is that even Republican voters are opposed to the moves Republican legislators are trying to make. The GOP rank and file is against the loan bill by a 68/5 margin, the gun bill by a 50/32 one, and the Tesla one by a 34/26 spread.
Other notes from state government:
-Voters are very displeased with the decision made last week to arrest Charlotte Observer reporter Tim Funk while covering Moral Monday protests. Just 12% think that was an appropriate action by the police to 67% who feel that it was inappropriate.
-And finally 71% of North Carolinians think employers should not be able to discriminate against employees based on their sexual orientation compared to just 20% who think they should be able to. Even among Republicans 58% think that practice should not be allowed to 31% who believe it should.
Full results here