Politico announced on Monday their updated ratings for the North Carolina gubernatorial contest. The political site previously had the race as a toss-up but has now moved the race in favor of incumbent Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, calling it Lean Democratic.
“Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval ratings rose with his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and he’s now the favorite to beat GOP Lt. Gov. Dan Forest,” according to Politico.
The Democratic Governors Association released a statement applauding Governor Cooper’s leadership and attributed it to his lead in the polls.
“Gov. Roy Cooper’s strong leadership and clear communication through the COVID-19 pandemic have earned him high approvals from North Carolinians and a commanding lead over Dan Forest,” the DGA National Press Secretary said in the release.
Read the full information on the new ratings from Politico.