Raleigh, N.C.- PPP’s latest North Carolina poll reveals that the Republican government is receiving poor marks. Although Pat McCrory’s approval rating is 48% positive to 38% negative, 48% of North Carolinians disapprove of the Republican government to just 41% who approve. Republican legislators score even worse at 37% approval to 49% disapproval. The General Assembly overall gets a 25% positive rating to 51% negative and 24% unsure. At 38%-46%, Democrats have poor numbers, too. Voters believe by a 45% to 31% margin that the General Assembly is causing the state national embarrassment.
Specific Republican proposals are extremely unpopular. Voters oppose the House and Senate tax plans by 41%-11% and 44%-14%, respectively. When told the details of these plans, opposition soars to 68%-13% for the Senate’s plan and 55%-21% for the House’s. 81% of North Carolinians oppose raising the sales tax on groceries from 2% to 6.5%. Only 10% support it.