The public has a higher opinion of the Moral Monday protesters than it does the legislature, according to a new survey.
Asked who they have a higher opinion of, 47 percent chose the protesters and 38 percent chose the General Assembly, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based in Raleigh.
The poll found that only 24 percent of those surveyed approved of the job the legislature is doing. A majority (50 percent) think the legislature is causing North Carolina national embarrassment, while 34 percent did not.
If the election were held today, 50 percent said they would vote for Democrats while 41 percent said they would vote for Republicans.
Asked if their opinion of the Rev. William Barber, the head of the state NAACP who has lead the demonstrations, 28 percent had a favorable opinion, 26 percent had an unfavorable opinion and 46 percent were not sure.
The survey of 600 North Carolina voters was conducted August 8-11. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.