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The Dems Lowest-Rated Governor?

Most readers will likely shrug with a "Bev Who?," but another sign of potential Democratic trouble because of the economy could be approval/disapproval ratings of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue.

By on 7.14.09 | 10:38PM

Most readers will likely shrug with a "Bev Who?," but another sign of potential Democratic trouble because of the economy could be approval/disapproval ratings of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue. Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling has tracked her downward spiral since she took office in January, when she replaced Democrat Mike Easley, who is probably not helping his successor either with the feds investigating possible corruption during his two terms.

PPP's latest poll, released today, has Perdue with a 25 percent approval rating, and 55 percent of voters in the state disapprove of her performance. She has seen a steep decline in support even among Democrats now. With North Carolina's unemployment at 11.1 percent, she is catching more of the blame for the economy than President Obama is.

Hat tip: Former Rocky Mountain News-man Rick Henderson, who has landed with the John Locke Foundation's Carolina Journal.

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