More polling shows Dole is vulnerable

From Politicalwire... A DSCC poll shows Dole's weakness. http://politicalinsider.com/2007/02/in_north_carolina_democratic_p.html

M E M O R A N D U M

TO: Interested Parties
FROM: Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group
DATE: February 28, 2006
RE: North Carolina Senate Polling

A recent survey conducted for the DSCC shows that Republican Senator Elizabeth Dole enters her reelection campaign with significant weaknesses with North Carolina voters that leave her extremely vulnerable in next year's election.

Despite enjoying near universal name ID, only 35% of likely North Carolina voters say that they will vote to reelect Dole. Furthermore, fewer than half approve of her job performance as a senator -- 49% rate her performance as excellent or good, while 46% describe it as fair or poor.

North Carolina voters also overwhelmingly disapprove of the job President Bush is doing, and they believe that the nation is headed in the wrong direction. Bush's net job approval in the survey is 36% to 64%, and only 22% of voters believe the country is on the right track, compared to 68% who believe it is off on the wrong track.

The poll of 606 likely voters was conducted from February 7 to 8, 2007. When asked for whom they voted in the 2004 presidential election, 56% responded Bush and 43% Kerry, the same result from the election.

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Wow....she's in more trouble than I thought



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Those numbers

all match up pretty close to what we have been seeing in other polls. +3 approval. under 50 percent. People are very unhappy with the state of the country.

I wish they released more info though. Oh well. Thanks for the headsup.

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edit

found it and diaried it. up on kos. Will put on swingstate soon. Hat tip included.

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You can put it up here too.....



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

no need for credit

Just doing my job. Besides the cartoon makes the post much better!

If the 35% Only Knew -

- that she's never here.

She's all about Washington, D.C. and, 'Where's North Carolina? Is that in southern Virginia?'

Given Bush's

numbers I think the much more likely scenario is that those 30+ % who are waffling might be convinced by that fact.

The 35% who want to reelect? They are unreachable

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Never Say Never

Sometimes people just don't know any better.

Consider all the *ahem* Yankees inv - I mean, moving here. If they came from a state with a decent R like Olympia Snowe - they might not realize what crooks and carpetbaggers the NC Rethugs really are.

Get it?

I see what you are saying

But having seen no politician ever (as far as I know) drop below 10% for approval rating its a little disheartening.

However, even if that 35% votes for her no matter what they might not volunteer for her if they know she never comes to the state. And that could be more important.

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I Wonder What Mussolini's Numbers -

were when he .. uh .. well, you know.