PPP Survey: Dole vs Grier Martin, how 'bout Dean Smith?

Could Dean Smith beat Elizabeth Dole?

Maybe. According to our latest survey former basketball coach Dean Smith fares better against Dole than any Democrat we have tested other than Governor Mike Easley.

Dole 41%
Smith 35%

In a more likely scenario, we did further testing of State Representative Grier Martin against Elizabeth Dole. First was a question with no description other than their elective office and later the respondents were given an extensive biography of Rep. Martin. Click here for complete results to see the biography.

Dole vs. Martin w/o bio
Dole 45%
Martin 30%

Dole vs. Martin w/ bio
Martin 47%
Dole 40%

Yes, you are reading that correctly. When respondents are given an extensive biography of Grier Martin he beats Elizabeth Dole. What does this prove?

1.The power of an informed vote question on poll results.
2.The incredible potential of a Grier Martin candidacy.
3.Grier Martin is currently far behind Elizabeth Dole and would need a well run campaign to effectively communicate that biography. Not to mention the fact that the Dole campaign will be doing everything it can to discredit him and tout her own impressive resume.

Other results of interest…

Dole Approval
Approve 45%
Disapprove 40%

Bush Approval
Approve 40%
Disapprove 54%


The election

wont be a vacuum, but its a great indication of what could occur.

I do not envy Grier; this will be a very difficult decision for him and his family. As with Brad, I will be happy with whatever decision he makes.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Go Coach Smith

That would be a great race!



Grier can take her.

And I can't wait to add his name to my ActBlueNC page!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I agree Anglico. He can take her.

I hope he realizes how much work we will do to help make that happen.

Keep the encouragement e-mails in the tubes everyone!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Did they include cross polling data on deano

Namely, State and Duke fans. I know as a State fan, I'd vote for Satan before I voted for the Nose. Who am I kidding, they are one in the same.

yeah but

Given a choice between a Dukie and a Tar Hole, is there ever really a winner?

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Dole is a Dukie

Yet another of her marvelous charms...

But she's not from NC. No matter what her bonafides say.

She is the Stank from Kansas, the Stank from Watergate. She can't be bothered to visit NC, she doesn't get to be called a North Carolinian, even if she went to college here. Hell, I went to college in West Virginia, you don't see me calling myself a Mountaineer.

She's a stank.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Come now...

I'd even vote for Ferret-Face if he were actually a progressive Democrat, rather than an ass-kissing Republican.

Well, not in the primary, but...

Curious -- would Richard Vinroot support him?

Given that Smith uncharacteristically (and visibly uncomfortably) supported his Republican candidacy for governor, out of the Carolina sense of loyalty?