President Barack Obama's continues to lose popularity in North Carolina.
A survey by Public Policy Polling shows 51 percent of North Carolina voters disapprove of Obama's job performance, while 45 percent give Obama good marks.
The latest figures reflect a continuing slow decline in Obama's numbers in North Carolina. The same poll showed his approval rating peaked at 54 percent in April.
The fall has been particularly sharp among independent voters, dropping from a 50 percent approval rating in April to 39 percent in the latest survey.The decline is found among Democratic voters as well.
The survey found 74 percent of Democrats approve of the job Obama is doing, down from 85 percent in the spring.
The survey of 600 North Carolina voters was taken Sept. 2-8, before Obama's speech Wednesday on health care reform.