STATEWIDE POLL: NC General Assembly’s Approval Tanks

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STATEWIDE POLL: NC General Assembly’s Approval Tanks, Majority Think Midnight Vote was Inappropriate
RALEIGH – A new survey of likely voters conducted over the weekend for Progress North Carolina shows the North Carolina General Assembly’s approval rating tumbling to a dismal 16%. In addition, 65% of respondents said it was inappropriate to vote on legislation in the middle of the night.

“North Carolina voters are not happy with lawmakers who are out of control,” said Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC. “Taking key votes while some Democrats were sick or in the hospital is unethical and voters are saying it is also inexcusable.”

“The NC General Assembly is just about as unpopular as Congress — that’s really saying something.”

And after late night dirty tricks helped GOP leaders overturn a gubernatorial veto, a plurality of voters would describe Republican lawmakers as “dishonest.” A plurality also don’t think Republicans have been transparent.

Finally, more voters (38%) trust NCAE than the General Assembly (22%).

The survey of 780 likely voters in North Carolina was conducted between Jan. 5-8 by Public Policy Polling.


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