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Democrat Linda Coleman Announces Second Run For Lt. Governor PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - She lost to Republican Dan Forest in 2012, but Democrat Linda Coleman says she will challenge the Lt. Governor for his seat in 2016.

Coleman, a former state senator and county commissioner, will have to secure the nomination of her party before taking on Forest, who says he will run for re-election.

In a statement, Coleman went after Forest.

"My opponent has eagerly cheered on an ideological agenda that has hurt middle-class families, rendered public education unrecognizable and gutted women's access to health care," the statement said.

Forest is known for conducting a robust grassroots campaign in 2012. He says education is one of his top priorities.

 
Poll: Roy Cooper "Favorable" Rating At Just 29% PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper will have to work hard to gain the approval of North Carolina voters, should he declare his candidacy for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

Public Policy Polling reports that just 29 percent of registered votes have a favorable view of the Attorney General. Nearly the same percentage -- 28 percent -- have an unfavorable view, while a full 43 percent are unsure.

The same poll shows that current Republican Gov. Pat McCrory would defeat Cooper if the election were held today, 44 to 39 percent.

Full results are available at publicpolicypolling.com.

 
North Carolina Democrats Overwhelmingly Support Hillary Clinton PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 08:00

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina Democrats know who they want to see as their nominee in the 2016 presidential race. Public Policy Polling data shows Hillary Clinton is the choice of 54 percent of Democrats. Vice President Joe Biden pulls 18 percent.

Next comes Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 12 percent, with 3 percent for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and 2 percent each for Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb.

"Clinton is over 50% with liberals, moderates, women, whites, African Americans, and voters within every age group falling short of that mark only with men," according to the polling firm's website.

 
PPP: Legislative Democrats More Unpopular Than Legislative Republicans PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 February 2015 06:47

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - They're in the minority in the General Assembly, but Democratic state legislators are even more unpopular than the Republicans who have control of both chambers.

Public Policy Polling's February 11 poll comes with this analysis:

"As the General Assembly kicks off another session, it continues to be quite unpopular with North Carolinians. Only 23% of voters say they approve of the job it's doing to 51% who disapprove. It's reached the point though where the minority Democrats (34/48) have even worse favorability numbers than the Republican majority (37/46). The main reason for that is the Republican base is happier with its party leadership (74/12 favorability) than the Democrats (57/23) are with theirs. That big gap is a relatively new development."

Full results are available at publicpolicypolling.com.

 
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