In a Democratic Primary for Governor of North Carolina held today with just eight weeks to the vote, Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue defeats state Treasurer Richard Moore, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV. Perdue wins 44% to 28%, Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released one month ago, the contest has tightened ever-so-slightly. Perdue led by 20 points then, leads by 16 points now. 28% choose another candidate, or are undecided.
In a Primary for U.S. Senate, State Senator Kay Hagan and investment banker Jim Neal are tied, but combined, they get fewer votes than "undecided," according to a SurveyUSA poll. Neal is at 21%, Hagan at 18%, Marcus Williams, Howard Staley, and Duskin Lassiter are in single digits, and 44% say 'no thanks' to all five of them. The contest is too unsettled for anything thoughtful to be said.
I assume they are claiming "tied" because the lead is within the MoE.
In a Democratic Primary in North Carolina with eight weeks to the vote, Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton 49% to 41%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WTVD-TV. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released one month ago, before Obama won Virginia, Maryland, and Wisconsin, and before Clinton won Texas and Ohio, the contest in NC is largely unchanged. Then, Obama led by 10, now by 8. In Charlotte, Obama led by 2 points a month ago, by 7 points now. In Southern and Eastern NC, Obama led by 4 points a month ago, by 8 points now. Only in Raleigh and Greensboro did Clinton slice into Obama, trimming his lead from 16 points a month ago to 8 points. Among women, Obama and Clinton are effectively even, as they were last month. Among men, Obama leads by 13. Clinton leads 5-to-3 among whites. Obama leads 5-to-1 among blacks. Obama leads among voters under age 50. The two are tied among voters age 50+.
We have to help Jim Neal solidify his lead against Hagan. We don't need any more "bi-partisan" Democrats in Washington.