We're going to have four releases on North Carolina public opinion next week:
-We'll take a fresh look at the smoking ban and find out if folks are willing to give up their vote on offices most of them probably don't really care about.
-We'll take our very first monthly look at Barack Obama and Bev Perdue's job approval ratings. Their transitions got good reviews. Is Perdue's vacation actually hurting her with the public? Has the stimulus hurt Obama's standing with Republicans? Hopefully we'll get some idea of the answers to those questions.
-We'll have our monthly pulse of where Richard Burr is. He trailed Roy Cooper in our December poll and was under 40% against Heath Shuler in our January one. This month we'll test the less well known Jim Neal and Cal Cunningham. It will be interesting to see if all of Burr's recent visibility has helped his approval numbers.
-Finally we're going to take a unique look at the changing North Carolina...stay tuned for details.