Raleigh, N.C. – If it could get any lower, the Republican-controlled North Carolina state legislature’s approval rating has only fallen further since last month to 15%, with its disapproval roughly the same (up from 54% to 55%). All of that movement comes from Republicans (30-45 to 19-47) and independents (21-57 to 13-66). If the election were today, voters across the state would vote for Democratic legislative candidates by a 44-40 margin.
North Carolinians love their NFL franchise, but they also want a Major League Baseball club in the state, to complete its hosting of teams in each of the four major professional American sports leagues. Of the three already here, 51% like the Carolina Panthers the best, with 14% going for the Carolina Hurricanes and only 5% with the Charlotte Bobcats, who are the worst team in the NBA by three games.