As President Barack Obama enjoys a weekend in North Carolina with his wife, Michelle, voters in the state are about evenly split on whether they see the president favorably.
According to a poll of 600 likely voters taken April 13-15 for the Civitas Institute, Obama was seen unfavorably by 45 percent of voters while 44 percent saw him favorably. Twelve percent had no opinion.
In the western part of the state, where the Obamas were spending the weekend, the president was seen favorably by 35 percent of voters while 49 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion.
His favorability rating was highest in the Triangle where 55 percent saw him favorably and 37 percent were unfavorable. In the Charlotte area, his favorable/unfavorable numbers were 41 and 44, respectively.
The poll, conducted by Tel Opinion Research of Alexandria, Va., had a margin of error of 4 percentage points.