Hey, miss yall. I've got a new job up here in DC fighting for our Appalachian mountains and working to stop mountaintop removal, and I am lovin it. Saw this report (.pdf)yesterday from Public Policy Polling, and was amazed at how well the work yall are doing is paying off!
Dems lead NC in the 08 presidential elections!
The Democrats have a surprising lead in a Presidential generic ballot. As of today, 43% of North Carolina likely voters want the next President to be a Democrat, while 41% want the President to be a Republican. North Carolina has not voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1976. The intensity of feeling is slightly higher on the Democratic side as well. Sixty-four percent of those who said they want the next president to be a Democrat said that having a Democratic president is “extremely important” to them. Fifty-six percent who want a Republican president have similar extreme feelings.
HOLY COW! Imagine the coattails is a Democrat Presidential candidate takes the state! We even have a great chance to take out Elizabeth Dole! Oh wait...WE ALREADY DO.
Senator Elizabeth Dole’s approval rating stands at 43%, while 31% disapprove. This is up from 36% approval last month. This month we tested Congressman Bob Etheridge against Senator Dole. Right now Dole holds a 45% to 30% lead over Congressman Etheridge...
...Etheridge does lead Dole in the one area of the state in which he is
well-known and is the base for his congressional district, the Triangle. In the 919 area code Etheridge leads 42% to 41%.
Just wait till the poll Brad Miller. :)
Last, but not least...UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE is favored by a majority of North Carolinians
Fifty-one percent say they would prefer “a universal health insurance program, where everyone is covered under a program like Medicare that is run by the government and financed by taxpayers.”...
...North Carolina voters are not happy with the current health care system in our country. Sixty-eight percent are dissatisfied with the cost of health care, while only 25% are satisfied.
Keep up the great work BlueNC!