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.