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Independents Prove to Be North Carolina Democrats’ Achilles’ Tarheel



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I wonder if North Carolina House Democrats like Larry Kissell, Heath Shuler, and Mike McIntyre have seen this bit from Public Policy Polling:

This month we found [independents] planning to vote GOP by a 47-18 margin for the legislature and by a 46-19 margin in their Congressional races. You don’t have to go too far to find an explanation for why they’re leaning so heavily toward the Republicans. 63% of them disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing to just 33% approving and Bev Perdue’s numbers with are even worse as 56% give her poor marks to just 23% who think she’s doing a good job. When you have the two most important Democratic officials getting those kinds of reviews from independents, it doesn’t do much to help the cause of their party’s other candidates.

PPP notes that these Democrats have to change the subject from health care. But wait, I thought the American people would learn to love the health care bill after it passed…


Tags: Heath Shuler , Larry Kissell , Mike McIntyre , North Carolina


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