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Poll Confirms Obama's Lead in N.C.

Posted April 7, 2008

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— Results released by Public Policy Polling Monday confirm Sen. Barack Obama's lead in North Carolina's Democratic presidential primary.

In a survey of 928 likely Democratic primary voters conducted April 5 and 6, 54 percent were planning to vote for Obama, 33 percent for Sen. Hillary Clinton, and 13 percent remained undecided.

“Even with both candidates now running TV ads in the state, Obama is maintaining his lead in that solid 20 point range, Public Policy Polling President Dean Debnam said. Public Policy Polling is known for representing many Democratic clients.

In the race for governor, Public Policy Polling found Lt. Governor Bev Perdue holding a solid lead. She got 41 percent to Richard Moore's 33 percent. Almost a quarter of likely voters were undecided in that race.

In the latest WRAL News poll, 56 percent of likely Democratic voters said they would give Obama their support in the Democratic primary. Thirty-three percent chose Clinton, and 11 percent were unsure.


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  • wolff Apr 8, 2008

    In response to 'six string'... If you'd bother to look at Hillary's website too you'd see she supports every thing you just mentioned.

    A few main differences I see - Obama supports NAFTA, would meet leaders like Iran without preconditions, would not require 15 million people to have health insurance, and says he will lower taxes for the middle class but never says how or how he's going to pay for all of it. Note that Hillary is a little more specific and realistic on the last one but I still don't see it happening without raising taxes...

  • wolff Apr 8, 2008

    "wolff, i'm don't necessarily understand the "hussein" comment, it's his middle name, so what" - wcteacher

    I was making an inference to that wral uses her middle name and not his in many articles (although not this one surprisingly). It is his legal middle name, just very unusual for this area of the world.

  • Six String Apr 7, 2008

    "I wonder how many Obama Hussein supporters can actually name more than 3 issues he supports?"

    Well, at least one:
    1. Reform and redo the "No Child Left Behind" act and fund early childhood education more fully
    2. Expand diplomacy and stregthen NATO and the relationship with our allies.
    3. Reward businesses that keep workers and factories in the U.S., make the shipping of jobs and business overseas less attractive in terms of costs.

    In short, he offers that which no Republican so far has: he wants to move from status quo to active leadership. He also supports the new G.I. bill in Congress, which is bi-partisan by the way, and on which John McCain -- the "supporter of our troops" -- has refused to endorse, or even comment on.

  • Timtooltime Apr 7, 2008

    I can only vote for Ron Paul, but in this country you vote for who they say you will vote for or you don't vote @ all ! There is no voter choices in N.C. !

  • bs101fly Apr 7, 2008

    I wonder if wolff can name 3 things Hilary has lied about that isn't lies???

    alk, good for you! Operation chaos continues!! Approx. 30K are doing the same and may explain why "O" is waaaaaaay out in front. As long as he beats her by 10 we're good and stand a LOT less chance of socialism coming to NC starting in '09!!!

  • wcteacher Apr 7, 2008

    wolff, i'm don't necessarily understand the "hussein" comment, it's his middle name, so what. i do agree w/ you about people not knowing about what he supports. all that he ever says is "hope" and "change for the future," which are sound bytes and not real plans. i am sure his website goes into it more, but i doubt most supporters know what his issues are.

  • wolff Apr 7, 2008

    I wonder how many Obama Hussein supporters can actually name more than 3 issues he supports? Or any difference between him and Hillary Rodham? They should put those questions in the polls.

  • that_girl Apr 7, 2008

    "Ahem, he WAS a smoker."

    Uh, yeah ok. :) Spin cycle? ON!

  • alx Apr 7, 2008

    i am a registered republican and i'm changing my affiliation just so i can vote for Obama & against Hillary. yep im doing this just to ensure another Clinton will live on Pennsylvania Ave.

  • ice cream Apr 7, 2008

    Ahem, he WAS a smoker. ;)