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High Point poll says Biden job approval barely tops one-third

High Point University is the latest polling outfit to deliver bad news to President Biden. High Point’s latest poll pegs Biden’s job approval at 35% among N.C. residents, with 52% disapproval.

Gov. Roy Cooper fares better, with 44% approval. While his approval number falls well below 50%, it still tops his disapproval number. The High Point poll says 35% of voters disapprove of Cooper’s job performance, with 21% of those polled saying they don’t know or refusing to answer.

Just 28% of those polled believe the country is generally moving in the right direction. More than three in five of those polled, 61%, believe the country is on the wrong track.

High Point conducted telephone and online interviews with 867 N.C. residents from Nov. 11-19. The poll’s margin of error is +/- 3.6%.

This poll arrives five days after the latest Civitas Poll, which showed 39% job approval for Biden. That poll found 57% disapproval for the president. The Civitas Poll surveyed 600 likely general election voters.