Poll: Voters’ trust in authorities sinks, as do Cooper’s approval ratings – Carolina Journal

A new poll of 600 likely voters conducted between Aug. 13 and Aug. 16 produced one of the more interesting survey results in recent memory.

The poll, by Cygnal, was conducted on behalf of the John Locke Foundation.

On the issue of job approval for leading politicians at the state and federal level, President Biden is underwater with likely North Carolina voters. Disapproval of the president’s job performance sits at 53%, up five points from June. Notably, twice as many North Carolinians strongly disapprove of Biden’s performance since in office — 48%. Vice President Kamala Harris fares even worse, with a disapproval rate of 52% and a paltry 34% approving of her performance since January.

On the state side of things, Gov. Roy Cooper seems to be losing steam, and losing support for his job performance, registering a near-even approval/disapproval rating. The governor’s job approval has dropped to 45%, down four points from June and down eight points from May. For the first time in 2021, just as many North Carolinians disapprove of the job the governor is doing as those who approve – 45% each.

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by Jeff Moore | Carolina Journal | August 24, 2021