NC voters’ opinion of Pres. Barack Obama inched up in January and now is at 52% favorable, 37% unfavorable or a +15 spread, the widest its been since the beginning of the health care debate last summer.
Obama’s favorability rating basically fell off a cliff once the health care reform measure was launched last July bottoming out at a +3 in October and has been slowly climbing back off those lows. While his policies and proposals are widely opposed by NC voters, he still remains personally likable. But NC voters are separating their warm and fuzzy feelings for Obama the man and the icy cold feelings for his policies.
Chart of his favorable/unfavorable rating in NC: