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Dole Faces Tough Challenge in North Carolina

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on May 31st, 2008 4:40 am by HL

Dole Faces Tough Challenge in North Carolina
A new Civitas Institute poll shows Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) just two points ahead of challenger Kay Hagan (D), 45% to 43%, within the poll’s +/- 3.7 percent margin of error.

Warner Rated More Favorably Than Gilmore in Virginia
A new Virginia Commonwealth University poll finds many more Virginians have a favorable view of former Gov. Mark Warner (D) than former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R) as the two prepare to face off in a U.S. Senate race.

Warner’s favorability is at 47%, while Gilmore’s is only 23%.

Said pollster Cary Funk: “These results suggest that Jim Gilmore will need to re?introduce himself to Virginia voters if he is the GOP candidate for the Senate. As the contest for the U.S. Senate seat begins in earnest, Mark Warner has a clear advantage in terms of name recognition. And, those with an opinion about Warner tend to think well of him by a margin of nearly 5 to 1. That compares with a positive to negative image of about 1.5 to 1 for Gilmore.”

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