Perdue get good grade in opening weeks

January 22, 2009 1:03:25 PM PST
A new poll out from Public Policy Polling shows Governor Beverly Perdue is scoring well with voters in the opening days of her administration.60 percent of North Carolinians approve of the job she's done transitioning into her tenure as Governor. 24 percent disapprove and 16 percent are not sure.

Among Democrats, she gets an 82 percent approval rating. She also scores better than 2 to 1 among independents and has a third of Republicans looking favorably upon her performance so far.

Her approval rating isn't consistent across the state. Public Policy Polling says her numbers are slightly lower in the Charlotte area - which is home turf to her opponent in the election Pat McCrory.

"There was a lot of doubt about how Bev Perdue would fare as Governor but so far her work is proving to be very popular with citizens across North Carolina," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. "There's a sense that she's exceeded expectations and gotten her administration off to a good start."

Perdue's best marks come from the Triangle, where Debnam pointed out she was on the evening news almost every night last week.


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