A new survey by Raleigh's Public Policy Polling suggests that President Obama could hurt N.C. legislative candidates this fall.
The poll by the Democratic-leaning firm shows Obama's approval in the state is 46 percent while disapproval is 50 percent. But, says polling director Tom Jensen, "The big concern for Democrats at the state level is that voters unhappy with Obama are planning to vote Republicans for the Legislature this fall by a margin of 80-6."
Republicans are optimistic about winning either the House or Senate or both this fall.
The PPP poll comes out the same day as a new Washington Post/ABC News poll that shows public confidence in Obama at a new low.