Feb 16 2015

Fayetteville Observer

He has been North Carolina's newest U.S. senator for only a month, but two polls already have measured Thom Tillis' approval rating among surveyed voters.

A High Point University poll found 28 percent approve his job performance, compared with 37 percent who disapprove. Thirty-five percent said they didn't know or refused to answer the poll question.

A Public Policy Polling survey last week said 32 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing, and 38 percent disapprove.

"Sometimes there's a honeymoon period for an elected official after winning a hard fought campaign, but that's not the case for new North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis," Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling said in a news release Wednesday.

Tillis, a Republican and the former speaker of the state House in Raleigh, defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, 48.8 percent to 47.3 percent, in November.

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