Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's remains unpopular, but his polling numbers are improving slightly, according to a new poll.
McCrory is now approved by 39 percent of the voters, but disapproved by 51 percent, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling. That is up slightly from September when McCrory had a 35/53 approval rating.
Republican numbers overall are up as the memories of the legislative session receded. Approval for Republicans in state government now stand at 34 percent with 55 percent disapproving. That compares with 32/57 percent in September.
On other issues, the poll found:
— Only 24 percent of voters approve of the job the McCrory administration has done in the Department of Health and Human Services.
— Fifty-one percent of voters in the state want charges against Moral Monday protesters to be dropped.
— North Carolinians narrowly favor expansion of Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor, by a 46 to 40 percent margin.
The survey of 701 North Carolina voters was conducted Nov. 8-11 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.