Under the Dome

Poll: McCrory still more popular than legislature

Gov. Pat McCrory continues to receive a higher job approval rating than does the General Assembly, according to the latest High Point University poll.

The survey showed 47 percent of respondents approve of the way the Republican governor is handling his job; 38 percent disapprove and 15 percent said they don’t know or wouldn’t say.

Those disapproving of the state legislature accounted for 41 percent of the poll, while 33 percent approve and 26 percent said they didn’t know or wouldn’t say. North Carolinians saved their strongest disapproval for Congress: 72 percent.

The state’s U.S. senators have job-approval ratings of 27 percent for Sen. Richard Burr and 29 percent for Sen. Thom Tillis. More than one-third have no opinion of Burr and 39 percent have no opinion of Tillis.

Seventy percent of respondents said the country is on the wrong track.

The poll was conducted through live interviews between Feb. 18-25 from a sample of all the state’s counties, with 476 people reached by cell phone or land line. There is a margin of error of 4.5 perentage points.

The results are similar to a High Point University poll in September.

Majorities also think that President Obama should nominate a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and the U.S. Senate should consider the nomination.