Under the Dome

McCrory maintaining popularity

GOP Gov. Pat McCrory is maintaining his popularity, according to a new survey.

McCrory has a favorable rating of 54 percent, an unfavorable rating of 30 percent, with 16 percent having no opinion, according to a new poll commissioned by the Civitas Institute, a conservative advocacy group based in Raleigh.

The survey found voters divided about Democratic President Barack Obama, with 49 percent viewing him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably, and with 5 percent having no opinion.

Forty percent viewed viewed the Republican legislature favorably, 33 percent viewed them unfavorably, and 27 percent not having an opinion. The favorably rating for the legislature is much higher than several other polling organizations have found.

The spin: “Gov. Pat McCrory continues to have a favorability rating above 50 percent,' said Jim Tynen, the Civitas communications director. “And his unfavorable rating is only 30 percent. He seems to be maintaining a solid base of support as his administration comes into focus.''

The survey of 600 registered voters was conducted April 20-22 by National Research Inc. of Holmdel, N.J. And had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

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