Source: Public Policy Polling

A new North Carolina survey conducted by Public Policy Polling indicates an overwhelming level of support for Governor Roy Cooper and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. PPP fielded the poll on April 14 and 15.

The survey results show 50% of respondents have a favorable opinion of Governor Cooper. The governor also led his opponent in the November election, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, by double digits in a head-to-head match-up. 

The poll also asked how respondents assessed the state of North Carolina’s response to COVID-19. A firm majority of 69% say the response under Governor Cooper “has been about right.” 

In early February, Governor Cooper created the Novel Coronavirus Task Force to coordinate efforts in anticipation of a pandemic. By March 10, Cooper declared a state of emergency, and four days later banned mass gatherings of more than 100 and closed public schools. On March 17, he ordered restaurants and bars to move to delivery and take-out options only. By the end of March, Cooper implemented a statewide Stay At Home order and issued an executive order banning public utilities from disconnecting services for those unable to make payments. On April 23, he unveiled a three phase plan outlining steps to eventually ease restrictions and return to a more normal way of life.

Read the full crosstabs of the poll from Public Policy Polling here.