The region including Charlotte and its surrounding counties is set to be the strongest Republican area in
Public Policy Polling has conducted monthly polls in 2007 about the various statewide races we will have in
Among Democratic primary voters, Hillary Clinton is the most popular candidate in the area. She has led three of the last four months and in the most recent poll had 43% compared to 23% for Barack Obama and 17% for John Edwards.
It doesn’t really matter who the Democratic nominee is though. It appears that this is one part of the state where Republicans are set for a strong performance in 2008. In nine potential general election matchups for President, Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani lead Clinton, Edwards, and Obama in every one by pretty wide margins. Giuliani and Huckabee are particularly strong in the metro
The way the gubernatorial race breaks in the area will be strongly dependent on whether Pat McCrory decides to run or not. Bill Graham, a
McCrory is even stronger in potential general election contests against Richard Moore or Bev Perdue than he is in the primary. The polling shows that he would lead
In the Democratic race for Lieutenant Governor, Walter Dalton and Hampton Dellinger have been the strongest candidates in the area.
Robert Pittenger, one of
The election is a long way off but if the current polling trends hold true, the
That’s because statewide it’s looking like a good year for Democrats. John Edwards appears to be the strongest general election candidate in
This Democratic turn in the electorate makes the Republican stronghold in the