North Carolina Bev Perdue is the most unpopular governor in the country, according to a new poll.
Perdue's disapproval rating has hit an all-time high of 59 percent, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm based in Raleigh. Her approval rating is 30 percent, with 11 percent not for sure.
That makes her the most unpopular governor in the country of the 40 governors that PPP has polled, the firm said. That may also explain why the Republicans are doing their best to tie Democratic candidate Walter Dalton to Perdue.
But before Republicans get feeling too smug, it should be noted that as unpopular as Perdue is, the Republican legislature is not far behind.
The survey found that 50 percent disapprove of the job the legislature is doing, while 23 percent approve, and 27 percent have no opinion. Voters have an equally unfavorable view of both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.
Asked if the the election were held today who they would vote for, 45 percent said they would vote Republican, 41 percent said they would vote Democrat, and 14 percent said they were uncertain.
The Spin: “Perdue has an opportunity right now to help improve her standing with the Democratic base by vetoing the fracking bill the House passed yesterday,” said pollster Tom Jensen. “A recent PPP poll conducted for a private client found that North Carolina Democrats oppose fracking by an almost 2:1 margin.”
The survey of 810 North Carolina voters was conducted June 7-10 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.