Friday, June 20, 2008

Will Bush attract more than money?

Pat McCrory’s gubernatorial campaign and the Republican party likely raked in the cash when President George Bush dropped in at a private Raleigh fund-raiser Friday.

But will a president with a low approval rating draw McCrory undecided or middle-of-the-road votes in his bid to be North Carolina’s next governor? His approval rating is averaging about 30 percent nationwide, and 40 percent in N.C.

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The latest from American Research Group in New Hampshire found Bush’s approval rating at a record low.

“George W. Bush’s overall job approval has dropped to 25% as Republicans and
independents are less apt to say they approve of the way Bush is handling his
job as president ... .”

McCrory said he’s not planning to distance himself from Bush.
But other than raising money, does Bush command enough respect in North Carolina to be an asset or a liability?