Perdue is unpopular, and Faison is really unpopular

The Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling finds that N.C. Rep. Bill Faison, D-Orange, is even less popular among Democrats than Gov. Bev Perdue. Faison recently encouraged Perdue to pass on running for a second term, though he’s said he wouldn’t challenge Perdue in a primary.

From PPP:

Faison’s recent statements appear to have antagonized Democrats in the state. Only 7% have a positive opinion of him to 31% with an unfavorable one. And Perdue would crush him in a primary, leading 55-23.

In the Perdue-McCrory horserace, the former Republican mayor of Charlotte is still out front:

Bev Perdue appears to have been relatively unaffected by the indictments last week of 3 people associated with her 2008 campaign. She trails Pat McCrory by 10 points this month, 50-40. That’s only a point worse than she was doing on our last poll, when the deficit was 48-39. Her approval numbers have pretty much stayed in place as well. 37% of voters approve of the job she’s doing to 48% who disapprove. In late October she stood at 38% approval with 50% of voters disapproving.

A majority of North Carolinians plan to vote in favor of the marriage amendment, PPP found: “[Fifty-eight percent] say they’ll vote for the amendment to 32% who are opposed. It has overwhelming support from Republicans (77/16), majority support from independents (52/35), and even plurality support from Democrats (47/43)”.

David N. Bass

Communications Director and Grants Officer for the John William Pope Foundation. Views expressed are his own.

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