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N.C. Residents Remain Undecided in Presidential, Gubernatorial Races

Posted April 20, 2007

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— According to the latest Elon University poll, "Who are you going to vote for?" is an open-ended question right now for many North Carolinians.

When asked who they'd support for president in 2008, 57 percent of respondents said they do not know or it's too early to tell. Ten percent said they will support Hillary Clinton while 9 percent back Barack Obama.

Eight percent said John Edwards and 5 percent support Rudy Giuliani. Former vice-president Al Gore, along with three Republican candidates John McCain, Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney were each named by one percent of respondents.

In next year's governor's race, 87 percent of respondents say they do not know who'll they'll support or say it is too early to tell.
Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue was named by 3 percent of respondents while state Treasurer Richard Moore garnered 2 percent. Meanwhile, Bill Graham was named by 1 percent of respondents.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.6 percent.

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  • mvnull Apr 20, 2007

    "These polls are useless. They must take them during the day. If the phone is answered during the day, it is more and likely a Democrat because most Republicans are at work so there is no way they should even be news."

    It doesn't take much to click on the Elon Poll link provided and notice the poll was done between 5 and 9pm. Nice gratuitous slap at Democrats. :)

    My main concern is they misrepresent the error. The error they give is OK for frequencies around 1/2, but not very good around 1/10. For 5%, it is more like +/- 2%. It is pretty early, but everyone is doing it -- CNN has been running them since before the midterm elections.

  • ninenine99 Apr 20, 2007

    What "liberal" slant are you seeing on WRAL? I find WRAL to be incredibly "conservative".

  • 1911 Apr 20, 2007

    I may be naive, however I have recently noticed a more than usual left slant to WRAL. Here is one of the most useless polls there can be yet the names of the Dems are displayed here and on the TV prominently. Name recognition. Just another little touch. It is almost as if WRAL is affiliated with CBS....Oh wait.....

  • taurus38 Apr 20, 2007

    homeimprovement.....now thats a scary thought!!!

  • homeimprovement Apr 20, 2007

    Hillary will be elected, Bill will get a UN Post where he will give away the soverienty of the United States to the UN

  • now Apr 20, 2007

    These polls are useless. They must take them during the day. If the phone is answered during the day, it is more and likely a Democrat because most Republicans are at work so there is no way they should even be news.

  • mayor Apr 20, 2007

    I really like Bev Perdue for Gov. - have a ways to go on the Pres. stuff. I will give it some time and thought and I WILL vote - you do too!!!!!

  • taurus38 Apr 20, 2007

    in a word, FRED.
    Fred Thompson 4 prez!
    Fred Smith 4 gov!

  • ladyblue Apr 20, 2007

    This is what I call just put them in a bag, shake it, an see who falls out first. They'll be as good as some we've had in the past. Where are the good people with common sense that used to run for office...

  • fustigator69 Apr 20, 2007

    They all suck

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