Poll: N.C. Gov. McCrory’s Approval Rating Sinks To New Low

AP

A new poll out Wednesday found North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s (R) approval rating dropping to its lowest mark since he took office earlier this year, days after he signed one of the most restrictive voting laws in the country.

The survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found that 51 percent of Tar Heel State voters disapprove of the job McCrory is doing, while just 39 percent said they approve. It was the second consecutive month that PPP found McCrory with a negative approval rating, but 39 percent represents a new low in PPP’s polling for the first time Republican. 

PPP released findings on Tuesday showing that half of North Carolina voters are opposed to the new voting law, which will require government-issued photo identification at the polls and will shorten the early voting period, when they were informed of the measure’s components. McCrory signed the bill into law Monday with no fanfare.

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