A large number of North Carolina voters disapprove of President Obama's handling of the housing and mortgage crisis, according to a new poll.
The survey found that 46 percent of Tar Heel voters disapprove of the president's handling of the crisis, while 41 percent approve of it, according to a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh-based firm with Democratic leaning. Among independent voters, a key swing group, 56 percent of Tar Heel voters disapproved of it.
The poll was commissioned by Campaign for a Fair Settlement in five key battleground states. The group is a a coalition that describes itself as working to hold banks accountable for their role in the foreclosure crisis and protect homeowners and taxpayers.
The poll found that the largest numbers blamed Wall Street(37 percent) for the housing and mortgage crisis. Others blamed irresponsible homeowners(26 percent), Congress (20 percent)and President Obama(6 percent.)
The poll found that 60 percent agreed that Obama had not done enough to hold the banks accountable for their role in the housing collapse.
The survey of 600 North Carolina voters was conducted April 30-May 1.