Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Charlotteans don't think much of Gov. Perdue

The gist of PPP's latest poll is that voters in Charlotte don't think Gov. Bev Perdue has paid them enough attention. Here's Tom Jensen's latest:

Bev Perdue opened an office in Charlotte and has made a point of visiting the city, but voters there still don't think she's been attentive to them since taking office.

58% of voters feel she's been inattentive to the city's needs so far, while just 25% think she has been. It's no surprise that 77% of Republicans and 63% of independents feel that way but even among Democrats 42% think she should be doing more for Charlotte while only 37% feel like she's done a good job so far on that front.

Perdue's overall rating with Charlotte voters, at 32% approval and 52% disapproval, is actually better than her statewide numbers. That may not be saying much though given what a Democratic city it is. 48% of Democrats, 28% of independents, and 11% of Republicans give her positive marks.

Perdue has a long way to go if she hopes to replicate her surprise victory in the city last year in 2012.

Much more popular with Charlotteans is Barack Obama, who has a 52% approval rating with 42% disapproving of his job performance in the city. 84% of Democrats, 48% of independents, and 9% of Republicans give him good reviews.

Obama's basically been pursuing a swing state strategy in the places he's visited since taking office, so who knows, maybe we'll see him in Charlotte for Anthony Foxx sometime during early voting. Given that his approval runs 17 points ahead of Foxx's vote share with independents, a visit from him could prove to be decisive in what's shaping up as a very close race.

See http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/08/perdue-struggling-in-charlotte.html


David said...

Well a lot of them have no one to blame but themselves. They had every opportunity to vote a Charlottean (Pat McCrory) into office but did not. Raleigh won't care about Charlotte until someone from Charlotte takes office there. How many times do we have to say that?

Chaz Laughter said...

Can someone check and see why Purdue is buying the inmate's that work in her asheville mansion Suits to wear? This is a big waste of money, (of my money and the rest of the hard working state employees)buying them suites to impress the people she entertains at the cost of the hard working people of the state is a joke, she needs to be impeached

David said...

David Said - had we not had so many people voting who had no business voting, numbly walking into the both and like a robot pulling the "D" straight ticket, perhaps we would have a better leader - at all levels.