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News & Observer: McCrory’s approval rating stuck; potential Cooper matchup is dead even

Gov. Pat McCrory’s approval rating is holding steady at the not-so-great 40 percent mark, a new poll finds, and the Republican faces the prospect of a real challenge in 2016.

Public Policy Polling’s survey for April shows McCrory remains unpopular at 45 percent disapproval, essentially unchanged from the Democratic firm’s poll of registered voters a month ago.

Other polls have put his numbers at worse marks, with approval averaging in the upper 30s. From PPP pollster Tom Jensen: “This marks the 10th month in a row McCrory’s approval numbers have been under water.”

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