Carter at Talking About Politics does some more talking about developers in the Raleigh City Council elections. He describes how developers were turned into villains and used as a foil by Mayor Meeker and his allies. Carter mentions that 60% of voters say they are less likely to vote for a candidates supported by developers. But its much worse than that. It is closer to 80%.
Our poll of likely Raleigh voters in September asked more or less just that question.
Would you be more or less likely to vote for a city council candidate that received large donations from developers?
More likely 5%
Less likely 81%