Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hope For Hagan

Survey USA, just one month ago, conducted a poll in North Carolina but failed to include Libertarian, Christopher Cole as a candidate.  A new poll conducted 8/9 - 8/11 now shows why Dole should perhaps take Cole seriously.  Dole had her work cut out already even without Cole in the mix. Now, she'll have to worry about a third party leech on her campaign who's all but certain to suck precious votes away.

It's not hard to imagine Hagan leading in this race as long as she can capture the hearts and minds of blue/purple voters. Hagan needs to seal the deal with those in her own party first.  Only 68% of Democrats are supporting her. There's plenty of room to improve with Independents too, as they favor her by a mere one to three margin. Internals also show Hagan trailing Dole with 18-34 year olds by 15%, a demographic most Democrats count on. Hagan can pull ahead by closing the margins within these groups.  

Hagan, all by herself, is a force to be reckoned with.  Besides her new ad targeting Independents, she's also supported by groups like Majority Action who's released an ad of their own exposing Liddy's bad habit of siding with Big Oil and how she's accepted millions of oil dollars for her campaign.

Dole 42%   Hagan 33%   Cole 21%   Undecided 4%

We can be sure the deep pockets of Big Oil will continue their staunch support for Liddy Dole. Please help Kay Hagan close the gap and defeat Dole by making a $25.00 contribution today

1 comment:

LibraryPolitico said...

This is def. a race to watch. SurveyUsa has polled the Presidential race there and had McCain leading Obama only 49-45%, and that's with a very low (for NC) 19% sample of African-Americans. NC is definitely in play this year from the Senate to the Presidential and even to their Gubernatorial race.

One of the several good, process-related, things about having Barack Obama as our nominee is his coattails, even in places he may not win. He may win NC, but even if he doesn't, his presence on the ballot may bring out enough African-Americans (and to a lesser extent young and more affluent voters) that pushes candidates like Kay Hagan or Ronnie Musgrove over the top.