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HB2 has little support in PPP poll

A new poll shows little support for HB2, the law that rewrites discrimination protections in North Carolina.

The left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling said Monday it found 45 percent of respondents oppose the new law and 36 percent support it. Asked whether it was having a negative impact on the state’s economy, 54 percent said it was, and 11 percent said it was having a positive effect.

In early April, a Time Warner Cable News poll found support for HB2 at 51-40 percent, less than two weeks after the bill was enacted into law by the governor.

The poll also found Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper neck and neck in their campaigns for governor. Polls have consistently found that to be the case, until an Elon University poll last week gave Cooper a six-point lead.

PPP found Cooper with 43 percent and McCrory 42 percent, with a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points.

The survey was taken of 960 registered voters from Friday to Sunday. Respondents were not identified as likely voters, which is a more accurate measure.

Of the participants, 80 percent responded by phone, and 20 percent who didn’t have land lines responded over the internet.