Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has had it pretty rough in recent months having to deal with problems in the State Bureau of Investigation and in the SBI’s forensics lab.
But all those troubles apparently aren’t affecting his popularity, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey. In fact, he ranks higher than other North Carolina politicians.
The poll shows 31 percent expressing approval of Cooper while only 19 percent expressing disapproval of him. That’s a plus-12 approval rating.
The next closest to Cooper is Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr who has a plus-nine approval rating.
Other politicians fall into the negative category. Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is minus-15. Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is minus-16. And Democratic President Barack Obama is minus-18.