North Carolinians give Pat McCrory a C for his work as Governor so far. We asked on our monthly poll what letter grade they would give McCrory based on his time in office to date and his reviews came in right down the middle. 42% give him an A or a B, compared to 37% who give him a D or an F. But since his F's (20%) outweigh his A's (17%) it puts him at a C overall.
McCrory's approval rating this month is 43% to 45% of voters who disapprove of him. For the fifth month in a row we find that a hypothetical contest between him and Roy Cooper would be within a couple points, with McCrory at 44% this month to 43% for Cooper. There is virtually no support for impeaching Cooper, a possibility allegedly brought up by a Republican legislator a few weeks ago. Just 16% of voters would favor that course of action to 42% who are opposed and 42% who have no opinion either way.
Richard Burr is one of the lowest profile Senators in the country- 32% of voters approve of him, 32% of voters disapprove of him, and even after 10 years in office a 36% plurality has no opinion about him either way- those numbers are pretty similar to what we found for Pat Roberts at the beginning of this cycle. Nevertheless Burr would start out with decent sized leads for reelection against a quartet of hypothetical opponents we tested against him- he would be up 44/37 on Janet Cowell, 45/35 on Anthony Foxx, 45/33 on Grier Martin, and 45/32 on Allen Joines. None of the Democrats are terribly well known- Foxx has 29% name recognition, Cowell 23%, Joines 18%, and Martin 12%- but the numbers nevertheless show that despite his weak approval numbers Burr is no pushover.
Finally it continues to appear that North Carolina will again be a swing state for President if Hillary Clinton runs in 2016. She holds modest leads over all of the top potential Republican contenders in the state- it's 45/44 over Mike Huckabee, 46/42 over Jeb Bush, 47/42 over Rand Paul, 47/41 over Ted Cruz, and 45/38 over Chris Christie.
Full results here