Gov. Pat McCrorys approval rating among registered voters stands at 39 percent in North Carolina, while about half 49 percent disapprove, according to a new poll.
The Republicans numbers in the SurveyUSA poll for Time Warner Cable News fit the pattern of two recent polls showing that the restart in the second year of his term is slow going, especially as he endures controversies related to the Duke Energy coal ash spill.
The polls margin of error for registered voters is plus-or-minus 2.3 percent.
One interesting number from the cross-tabs: Among likely voters who identify education as their top issue in the U.S. Senate race this year, McCrorys approval is 16 percent and his disapproval is 78 percent.
His best numbers are among those who consider health care the top issue: 50 percent approval, 41 percent disapproval.
On the whole, the economy was (not surprisingly) the top issue. Half of likely voters in November put it at the top for the Senate race.
President Barack Obamas approval rating is 42 percent to 52 percent disapproval, again in line with other polling.