Friday, March 02, 2007


Is this bombshell all over the Internets today? News via e-mail (at least) from the Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, a D.C. polling outfit working for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has filtered out to the NC Mtns that Sen. Liddy Dole ain't in such good shape for her 2008 reelection campaign (assuming she runs, which she says she is but which the smart money in Raleigh still isn't betting on):
Despite enjoying near universal name ID, only 35% of likely North Carolina voters say that they will vote to reelect Dole. Furthermore, fewer than half approve of her job performance as a senator -- 49% rate her performance as excellent or good, while 46% describe it as fair or poor.
Yikes, sez you, if you're working on Liddy's reelection effort.

Hmmm, sez you, if you're Mike Easley.

Plus this further polling of interest, also from Garin-Hart-Yang:
North Carolina voters also overwhelmingly disapprove of the job President Bush is doing, and they believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Bush's net job approval in the survey is 36% to 64%, and only 22% of voters believe the country is on the right track, compared to 68% who believe it is off on the wrong track.
Goll-EEE ... we haven't seen numbers like that previously in North Carolina, have we?

ADDENDUM: The Guv is quoted in today's N&O, taken from the Charlie Rose show, that he wouldn't like the U.S. Senate because he wouldn't be in charge. I'm better "in executive positions," The Guv said.

Look up the word "martinet" in the dictionary, and you just might encounter The Guv's picture.

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