Margin of Error: Coal ash questions provide rare common ground for Republicans, Democrats

WRAL's new Margin of Error blog finds that questions about coal ash bring Republicans and Democrats together in a rare bipartisan survey finding.

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Mark Binker
RALEIGH, N.C. — Have you checked out WRAL News' new polling blog, Margin of Error?


Well, now's you're chance.

Michael Cobb, a political science professor at North Carolina State University, has taken on the task of taking apart polls for us. In his latest piece, Cobb writes that the recent coal ash spill has created a rare moment of partisan comity

"WRAL found that 88 percent of North Carolinians said Duke (Energy) should pay cleanup costs to secure coal ash sites," Cobb wrote. "Respondents agreed, regardless of their party identification or political ideology. I can name on one hand the number of issues in which Republicans and Democrats agree, so this consensus should not be taken lightly."

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