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ICYMI: Que Pasa News: North Carolinians Unhappy with Senator Tillis' Response to Pandemic

ICYMI: Que Pasa News: North Carolinians Unhappy with Senator Tillis' Response to Pandemic

Tillis’ job approval rating and standing of key issues are deeply underwater, while North Carolinians give Gov. Cooper high marks.

Raleigh, N.C. -- In a new article for Que Pasa Media, reporter Karina Neyra highlights important cautions for Senator Thom Tillis: North Carolinians are unhappy with his overall job performance, his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and his handling of health care.

These findings come from a recent poll conducted by ALG Research on behalf of Piedmont Rising which indicates that North Carolinians are pessimistic about the COVID-19 pandemic and are unhappy with Senator Thom Tillis' response to this crisis.

Neyra’s story is excerpted below and available in full here.

As the Senate creates even more economic uncertainty by failing to pass another stimulus bill, Tillis gets only a 37% approval on his handling of the coronavirus. However, North Carolinians are satisfied with its state leadership where it achieves 41%.

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Explaining the survey results, Piedmont Rising notes that Tillis' repeated efforts to kick people off of health insurance, end protections for pre-existing conditions, and increase health care costs have left him out of step with what the people of North Carolina want. Only 36% say that he has the right health care priorities, while 55% say Tillis is on the side of corporations and the wealthy, and 50% say Tillis does not share their values.

“North Carolinians know leadership when they see it, and they’re not seeing it from Thom Tillis,” Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson. “During this on-going pandemic, there’s too much at stake to continue playing partisan games with North Carolinians’ health care and economic security. Tillis should start listening to his constituents and focus on bringing down the cost of premiums and prescription drugs, extending unemployment payments for struggling families, and putting ordinary North Carolinians’ interests over those of the wealthy and big corporations.”

Read the full story here.

And see the polling memo here.

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