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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More N.C. Democrats Voting For Republicans In 2010 (Polls)

Civitas Poll: N.C. Voters May Be Leaning Republican In November 2010

Its Bad news for N.C. Democratic legislative candidates: North Carolina voters may be leaning Republican this year.

That, at least, at least, is what a new state-wide poll conducted for the Civitas Institute suggests, Rob Christensen reports.

The survey of 600 likely voters found that if the election were held today, Democrats would be favored over Republicans by a 38-37 percent margin, with 5 percent saying they preferred neither party, and 20 percent saying they were not sure. Those results are statistically dead even.

But when the question was asked of people who said they were definitely voting in November, Republicans took a 41-33 lead over Democrats

"Of the voters most likely to vote in November, they are favoring Republicans in levels never seen before in North Carolina," said Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca. "Prior to the 2008 election, Democrats held an eight point generic ballot lead. To have this type of shift in the electorate represents a significant change in the mood of the voters."

The survey of 600 voters was conducted April 13-15 by Tel Opinion Research of Alexandria Virginia and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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Sources: Civitas Institute, McClatchy Newspapers, Youtube, Google Maps

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