Buried in one the latest “flash polls” from the Civitas Institute is what appears to be bad news for Governor Pat McCrory.
The poll was taken to get a read on the race for the state House between Republican incumbent Michele Presnell and her Democratic challenger Dean Hicks in District 118—Madison, Haywood, and Yancey counties.
Hicks leads the race by 12 points according to the poll, somewhat of a surprise in what Civitas considers a Republican district.
The poll also found that 39 percent of the people in the district approved of the job President Obama was doing, while 53 percent disapproved.
Then there’s Governor McCrory. Just 35 percent of the voters in the Republican district approved of the job McCrory was doing while 57 percent disapproved.
That means that in a Republican part of North Carolina according to a poll taken by a right-wing advocacy group, people think President Obama is doing a better job than Governor McCrory.
And that comes after months of ads bashing Obama as part of the attacks on Senator Kay Hagan in the Senate race with House Speaker Thom Tillis.
That doesn’t bode well for the governor. Might be time to step on some more toes or come up with a new Carolina Comeback or give somebody else cookies or something.