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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.

New Democratic Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever Faces Party In Need Of Rebuilding PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 February 2015 06:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - New state Democratic Party Chairwoman Patsy Keever has here work cut out for her. The party is broke and Democrats are still reeling from being relegated by voters to minority status in both houses of the General Assembly. Still, she presents a positive outlook.

"So many people are ready for the Democratic Party to be strong, to be positive," Keever said upon being elected to the top job last weekend. "This is a new beginning for us, and people are excited."

Keever is from Asheville and ran an unsuccessful campaign to oust Congressman Patrick McHenry from his 10th District seat in 2012.

Finances are a key problem area. At the meeting of top party leaders, the ougoing chairman, Randy Voller, said the party could look at getting a $200,000 line of credit to go forward.

Keever says her priorities include returning the governor's office to Democrats in 2016 and supporting the Democratic nominee for president.

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper is believed to be planning a run against Republican incumbent Pat McCrory, but has made no official declaration. A recent Public Policy Polling survey showed McCrory handily beating Cooper by five points, if the election were held today.


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