Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval rating has increased to 53 percent in an opinion poll released Tuesday by Morning Consult, a Washington-based media company that ranked governors’ popularity after polling 195,000 registered voters across the country.
Cooper’s approval rating has him ranked 24th among American governors, tied with the governors of Indiana, Minnesota and Oregon.
The poll found that 28 percent of North Carolina registered voters disapprove of Cooper, and 20 percent said they had no opinion.
The poll was conducted between April 1 and July 10. Cooper, Morning Consult wrote, “saw a 4-point net increase and 53 percent of Tar Heel voters now approve of the former state attorney general, who in late March reached a deal with Republicans in the state Assembly on a partial repeal of the controversial House Bill 2, also known as the ‘bathroom bill.’”
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Morning Consult released a similar poll last week of U.S. senators’ approval ratings. In North Carolina, Sen. Thom Tillis had a 41 percent approval rating (with 31 percent disapproving) and Sen. Richard Burr had a 45 percent approval rating (with 32 percent disapproving), a 4-point increase for Burr from the previous Morning Consult survey earlier this year.