POLL: Carolina Residents Approve Of Obama's Job Performance

A poll of residents of North Carolina and South Carolina shows that a majority thinks the country is on the wrong track, but many approve of President Obama's job performance.

Elon University released the poll, which shows that 60 percent of residents in the two states think the country is on the wrong track. The poll shows 52 percent approve of the way Obama is handling his job.

Elon released the poll Friday, as Obama's first 100 days in office come to an end. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points. The telephone poll was conducted April 19-23 and surveyed 662 residents in the Carolinas.

Poll director Hunter Bacot says he thinks the poll shows people are frustrated because they're not seeing the results they expected for the money that's been spent in the stimulus package.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2009 at 02:15 PM
    Its funny how WITN can say we all approve of his performance..yet the WITN survey has about 74% disapprove or think he's doing fair. Quite a descrepency in numbers here!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Philly on Apr 30, 2009 at 11:55 AM
    Lavon, GM is going under because of the Union control that plagues it. You know, the same union that helped put your chosen one in office? Yes, the ones making $140K per year on an assembly line that everybody pounded on here was too much money. With the state taking a pay cut why isn't the union willing to do the same for GM? Money. They are hoping that somehow the chosen one will help them get through something that will never happen with yours and my money. Most college grads in professional jobs don't make near that type of money. So the chosen one lied when he said he wouldn't have any lobby on board. Well, the union is the lobby Mr Pres.
  • by Kathy Location: Goldsboro on Apr 27, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    Lavon you keep on saying you are getting a good laugh,but if the truth is known YOU are the one who is being laughed at!Obama made a fool of himself again(no surprise)he couldn't read his speech,poor idiot! Now that is something to laugh at!Not really he is just a joke that is not funny,except to the terriost and enemies of America! They appreciate his butt kissing!Oh yeah... they're laughing too!Looks like we are all laughing and really should be crying!
  • by pee dee Location: jacksonville on Apr 27, 2009 at 03:50 PM
    Hope WITN posts this: It is useless to try and change the mind of an Obama lover. He can do no wrong. Everything he touches turns to gold. He could pee on the Queen of England and his followers would claim that it was raining.
  • by John Location: Pitt County on Apr 27, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    Lavon: Yeah, I mentioned GM, but I also mentioned some other subjects. What do you have to say about them? BAA, BAA, BAA! That's all I hear from all of you sheep following your false messiah/savior. You're right, GM might go under. Personally, it doesn't affect me. I don't work for GM, and I don't have any family and friends that work for the company. But, it does affect our country. From a local perspective, look at the ASMO plant in Greenville as an example. They manufacture windshield wiper motors. Let's see, American auto makers struggle, less wiper motors are needed, the plant is closing its doors, and hundreds of LOCALS (our neighbors, family, and friends) are suddenly unemployed. Bailouts, or the lack thereof, not only affect the big boys. The government should address the real problem - unions and their outrageous demands. Think they're putting money in politicians' pockets, including your beloved Obama? If you think that doesn't happen, you're blind.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:19 PM
    John: You know it's funny you mention GM. General Motors has been dead in the water for years now. That's not Bush's or Obama's fault. Obama's administration tried to help GM more than twice already. Face it dude GM is going to go under. But that's a nice try though John to try and blame something on Obama before he was even a Senator. Im just glad the American people came to their senses and kick the repubs out of the white house. What a mess the Bush administration made of this country. No worries though because Obama is slowly but surely straightening this mess out
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    Rick: You may want to check and find out who the 44th President of the United States is. You can talk about polls until your blue in the face. Barack Obama is your President and guess what? You don't even have to like it.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 27, 2009 at 11:38 AM
    Eastern NC is vast majority registered Democrat and look at the WITN poll. Elon is also the same poll that said people in North Carolina DO NOT want marriage between only a man and woman. Even though every other poll that has ever been conducted said that 70% want a Constitution Amendment.
  • by BOB on Apr 27, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    Lavon- While it may be true that your Mesiah won NC, but not by the land slide you seem To think. Millions also voted for McCain. Check your facts. The poll on this Web Site seems to show where people stand now, not 6 months ago. You still keep us laughing though with your post.
  • by Rick on Apr 27, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Lavon- You may want to check out the WITN poll on the left of the Web page. Gives a pretty good idea of where people stand. The numbers speak for themself.
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