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Obama' popularity in NC slips

President Barack Obama's standing in North Carolina has dropped in the state, according to a new poll.

The president had an approval rating now stands at 45 percent positive and 53 percent negative, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic leaning firm based in Raleigh.

In March, the same firm found that Obama's approval rating was 47 percent and his disapproval rating was at 50 percent.

In recent days, Obama has been dealing with several controversies involving the IRS singling out the tax returns of conservative groups, and the Justice Department investigating possible leaks of classified information to AP.

By comparison, Republican Sen. Richard Burr's approval rating was 38 percent, and his disapproval rating was 40 percent.

The survey of 500 North Carolinians was conducted May 17-20 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

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