From the latest High Point University Poll:

The poll also found that a large majority – 64 percent of registered voters in the state – see the country as being on the “wrong track” rather than going in the “right direction.”

“A large majority of those polled still believe our country is headed in the wrong direction,” said Dr. Sadie Leder, associate director of the HPU Poll. “We have seen little change this year in the way that people in North Carolina feel about things. And this speaks to a continuing pessimism that has been difficult to shake.”

The malaise continues, as does the staggering unemployment and prospect for higher taxes and continued spending.