Donald Trump won North Carolina's 15 electoral votes in the November election. But a new poll shows President Joe Biden with a higher approval rating than his predecessor.
During much of his presidency, Trump's approval rating consistently polled in the low 40s in North Carolina. But a new survey from High Point University saw a slide down to 32 percent.
That's almost 20 points lower than President Joe Biden. In fact, Biden — at 51 percent — was rated higher than most of the politicians in the survey, which included both North Carolina senators and several other key political figures. Only Gov. Roy Cooper polled higher.
Trump won North Carolina with a margin of less than 2 percent but lost nationally. Between Election Day and Biden's inauguration, he carried out a public campaign of denial, floating baseless claims that the election was fraudulent and that he actually won.
An insurrection at the U.S. Capitol fueled by those lies ultimately led to Trump's second impeachment. National polls have found a similar decline in his approval since then.
The High Point University survey also found continued pessimism about the direction of the country, with 60 percent saying we're on the wrong track.