While President Donald Trump won North Carolina by a bigger margin than Gov. Roy Cooper, Cooper now has a higher approval rating in the state, according to a new High Point University Poll.
The poll was conducted between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 and found that 52 percent of North Carolina residents disapprove of Trump’s performance so far, while 36 percent approve.
Meanwhile, 46 percent said they approve of Cooper’s performance so far, while 21 percent disapprove. About a third of the people surveyed said they didn’t have an opinion about Cooper or declined to respond.
By comparison, a month into Gov. Pat McCrory’s term in 2013, 44 percent said they approved of McCrory’s performance, while 14 percent disapproved, according to a High Point poll at the time.
In November’s election, Trump won North Carolina by about 173,000 votes, while Cooper won by about 10,200.
Congress and the state legislature didn’t fare well in the poll. About 60 percent said they disapprove of Congress, while 23 percent approved. And 41 percent said they disapprove of the N.C. General Assembly, while 27 percent approved and about a third said they didn’t have an opinion or declined to answer.