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Roy Cooper Holds Steady Job Approval with Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval rating remains unchanged since the last Civitas Poll in May. The June poll shows identical job approval numbers for the longtime state politician. Cooper holds steady with his 56 percent job approval, while 34 percent disapprove.

Cooper has some built-in political advantages given that Republicans have a veto-proof majority and he can selectively pick his battle with legislators, particularly in terms of calling for more money for teachers and education. Cooper vetoed a 6.5 percent teacher pay raise that became law in the budget while demanding an average pay raise of around 8 percent.

For a list comparing Cooper’s popularity with the other governors across the nation, the Morning Consult has an interesting and perspective. Readers can easily compare Cooper’s popularity with other governors.

The full results of the poll can be found here.

The crosstabs for the poll can be found here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Donald Bryson, email Brooke Medina at bmedina@nccivitas.org.

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only organization offering independent, nonpartisan data on current opinion. In the decade we’ve been conducting them, our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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