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McCrory not surprised by drop in approval rating

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Considering major changes North Carolina Republicans have pushed through the legislature, Gov. Pat McCrory said he's surprised his approval rating is as high as it is. Considering major changes North Carolina Republicans have pushed through the legislature, Gov. Pat McCrory said he's surprised his approval rating is as high as it is.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Considering major changes North Carolina Republicans have pushed through the legislature, Gov. Pat McCrory said he's surprised his approval rating is as high as it is.

On Tuesday, Raleigh-based polling operation Public Policy Polling found that McCrory now has his lowest approval rating since taking office at 40 percent, which is down 15 points from June. His disapproval rating is 49 percent.

According to the poll, only 68 percent of people who voted for McCrory still approve of the job he's doing.

The approval rating for the job Republicans have done running the state government is only at 35 percent, with 55 percent of voters disapproving.

However McCrory says he isn't surprised by the ratings drop, and says he is more surprised that his approval is as high as it is.

"The last three weeks we've had a big decline," McCrory acknowledged Thursday. "But listen, I'm shocked they're that high because we're stepping on the toes of the status quo."

The sudden drop in the approval ratings for McCrory and the GOP may coincide with the unhappiness voters have expressed over the abortion bill and the transparency of the state government.

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