Obama and Hagan Expand NC Poll Lead

October, 20, 2008 , by Jedidiah

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Both Democrats Barack Obama and Kay Hagan have expanded their lead in the latest Public Policy Poll released today. Public Policy Poll is a Raleigh based Polling agency. Will NC stay Red or Go Blue?

Full Results from the Latest Public Policy Poll. Governor results will be released tomorrow.

Barack Obama is now out to his largest lead yet in a PPP survey of North Carolina, polling at 51% in the state compared to 44% for John McCain. Last week Obama’s advantage was 49-46.

Independent voters continue to move toward Obama in droves. He now has a 51-33 lead with them. He’s also now up to receiving 82% of the Democratic vote. Staying over the 80% threshold there would almost certainly ensure a victory in North Carolina.

In North Carolina’s US Senate race challenger Kay Hagan continues to lead incumbent Elizabeth Dole, as she has now in PPP’s last seven surveys of the race. Hagan’s advantage is now up to 49-42. Hagan is annihilating Dole among suburban voters, 56-38. She’s also shoring up her support with the key Democratic constituency of black voters, with whom she is now ahead 84-7, and improvement from 78-12 a week ago.








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