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Poll: Democratic Primary Tightens Among Likely N.C. Voters

Posted July 5, 2007
Updated July 11, 2007

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is a three-way dead heat among North Carolina voters, according to a new poll.

U.S. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each garnered 27 percent of the response in a new Public Policy Polling survey, while former U.S. Sen. John Edwards was the favorite of 26 percent of the respondents. Eleven percent of those polled were undecided, while 10 percent said they would vote for another candidate.

On the Republican side, former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson continues to lead the race, with 34 percent support. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's support fell for the second month in a row, to 15 percent, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich garnered 13 percent support. Another 21 percent of GOP voters said they were still undecided.

Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh group that represents many Democratic clients, surveyed 629 likely Democratic primary voters and 583 likely Republican primary voters on Monday. The Democratic and Republican surveys have margins of error of 3.8 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

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  • Obscurite Jul 6, 2007

    c4sp3r- you know you're right. I did misstep on that question of Clinton vs. Bush. And yes, I was there (no matter the thinly veiled accusation that I wasn't---Fox Co. 2/7, Ripper Triangle). And thanks for responding to only HALF of the posting, but ignoring the BIG question that everyone else in the country wants to know except for the Pubs. BTW, nice quote from transcripts but you'd do well to read the whole matter. Clinton used Military action to force compliance to UNSCOM inspections after diplomatic solutions broke down. The question of whether or not Iraq was using the political situation in America (Rep. impeachment proceedings) as an opportunity to warm up its war machine is still debated today. Had UNSCOM been able to complete it's mission we might have been able to at that time avoid the conflict that we are currently mired in...I mean after all we are only there because of WMDs, right? Or am I missing something?

  • jgriffith3792 Jul 6, 2007

    "I just can't help but feel we are under assault by power hungry politicians that are willing to sell all of us down the river due to their personal selfish greed. Its disgusting as well as scary, I wish there was an answer. May God bless us all, we're going to need it."

    I agree 100%, halyard!

  • jgriffith3792 Jul 6, 2007

    Strategic, you asked two ?’s. What I mean by representing the people of this state, is he should have been working for us 100%. I do not care about averages and how he compares to others. All I care about is what has he done for MY state; the state that elected him to do a job.

    As far as my numbers, I pulled them directly from the Library of Congress/Thomas last year. The link I had shows an average per year no longer works, but, I do have the link below:

    http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/108/states/nc/

    It is listed by congress, the 108th, and shows Edwards clearly had 45.2% attendance for both sessions in 2003 & 2004. Edwards missed votes on partial-birth abortion, budget, homeland security, terrorism, pension funding, alternative energy, forest restoration, and, intelligence reform.

    The facts speak for themselves. There is no media conspiracy. The only conspiracy here is trying to portray John Edwards as a person of caring, integrity and morals.

  • Halyard Jul 5, 2007

    Thanks weasleyes, I just can't help but feel we are under assault by power hungry politicians that are willing to sell all of us down the river due to their personal selfish greed. Its disgusting as well as scary, I wish there was an answer.
    May God bless us all, we're going to need it.

    I'm out for now, catch you guys later.

  • No Quarter Jul 5, 2007

    Saying "God Bless America" doesn't make you a "great American" or patriotic or any of the other BS that you apparently think. It just shows your incompetence for reason and logic. If "god" wanted to bless America, there would be no need for your assistance in saying so.

  • weasleyes Jul 5, 2007

    Halyard
    I have read all of the posts and your last one was excellent! I am a conservative, but I agree that both sides are disgusting. We have to find a better way to serve our nation. Elcid: I usually disagree with you, but I believe that Erskine Bowles is a man of great character! See Buzz Peterson's book in which he refused to let Col. Peterson be his caddy, although President Clinton suggested it! Bowles is a man I for whom I would vote. As to Edwards, I play cards once/month with a guy that worked in the "mill" he so frequently references, a mill his father RAN! Johnnie is a fake! As to all the numbers: "Torture numbers enough and they will tell you anything you want to hear." God Bless America!

  • Halyard Jul 5, 2007

    Thanks elcid89, you've finally said something I couldn't agree with you more on. All of those life time politicians, personal agenda crooks did this to us and there's nothing, really, we can do about it. We are still friends (in my mind) even though we see things differently. You and I have had this conversation before, I was under a different name then.

  • elcid89 Jul 5, 2007

    "I never said I wanted another Bush admin. Nodody in their right mind wants that!"

    I wonder sometimes if I'm the only person who holds this opinion, but it seems to me that the basic goal of the Bush admin has been to restore the power of the Executive lost under Nixon. The number of former Nixon people who now serve under Bush is too much for coincidence, and Pubs have been smarting over that fiasco (and the resultant neutering of the Executive) for 35 years now.

  • elcid89 Jul 5, 2007

    "So I'm supposed to believe Nancy Pelosi and the dem congress (lowest rating {@14%} in the history of the United States) is going to save us all? Pls explain."

    I'm actually disgusted with both sides of the aisle. Reagan couldn't have done all that he did re: fiscal problems without a Congress (Democratic) willing to go along with the spending. Personally, I don't think we've seen much of an improvement on either side since then. DC (Pub and Dem) has become IMHO about what you can get personally and screw your constituents, the country and anything else not related to personal gain.

  • Halyard Jul 5, 2007

    So I'm supposed to believe Nancy Pelosi and the dem congress (lowest rating {@14%} in the history of the United States) is going to save us all? Pls explain.

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