Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is under fire in her final weeks at the helm. But as she rides into the sunset she can take heart in this: she is no longer the least popular governor in the country.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn now wears that crown. A new survey from the Democratic Public Policy Polling firm released Thursday put the Democrat's approval rating at 25 percent with 64 percent disapproving of the job he is doing.
A PPP poll at the beginning of the month put Perdue's approval rating at 31 percent with 54 percent disapproving of her performance.
Of course, North Carolina's lame-duck chief executive may see her numbers change before she leaves office Jan. 5.
PPP is expected to poll the state in early December and Perdue is angering some for circumventing her own executive order to fill a vacancy on the N.C. Supreme Court and engineering the lease a $58 million state property in her final days.
PPP polled approval ratings for 42 of 50 governors in the country.