Growing distaste for GOP-led General Assembly

Growing distaste for GOP-led General Assembly
March 21
00:00 2013

We knew it wouldn’t be long.

It appears that North Carolinians are turning on the Republican mafia that is now strong-arming in the General Assembly. A recent survey of Tarheel State residents conducted by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling shows that only 38 percent approve of the Republicans currently calling the shots, while 52 percent disapprove.

Residents don’t much like the endless series of new legislation that GOP lawmakers are churning up either. Only 30 percent support the move to end the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit, as opposed to the 42 percent who oppose it; and more than twice the number of North Carolinians support the expansion of Medicaid to help the state’s poorest than those who oppose it.

The poll also found that 47 percent of residents say they’d vote for a Democrat in the next election, while 41 percent say they will choose a Republican and



that President Obama’s approval rating (47 percent) is higher than that of Sen. Richard Burr (37 percent) and nearly equal to Gov. McCrory’s 49 percent.

“For a second straight legislative session, we are finding that North Carolinians oppose much of the Republican agenda,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, in a statement.

By continuing their foolishness in Raleigh (and Washington), the GOP is making new enemies every minute. Let them fiddle while North Carolina burns. The chickens will come home to roost.

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