PPP Survey: Dole vs. Miller

Cross posted at the PPP Blog.

According to Public Policy Polling’s latest survey, Brad Miller is within striking distance of Elizabeth Dole if he were to challenge her in 2008. Complete results will be online shortly.


Dole 44%
Miller 33%
Undecided 22%

Instant Analysis: Dole is below the 50% danger mark for incumbents. While Miller’s support still has plenty of room to grow amongst Democrats and African-Americans. It’s an uphill battle, but he would be competitive.

Other results from the poll:

Do you support or oppose the construction of an outlying landing field or OLF for U.S. Navy Jets in Washington County, North Carolina?

Support 32%
Oppose 47%

Bush Job Approval

Approve 40%
Disapprove 55%

Dole Job Approval

Approve 43%
Disapprove 40%

Easley Job Approval

Approve 46%
Disapprove 38%

And one final question we added just for fun (the crosstabs for this question are sure to interest many of you).

Who is your favorite college sports team?

Duke 18%
NC State 26%
UNC 35%
Wake Forest 5%
Other 16%


The OLF results

seem like a bit of a problem for the NO OLF movement. They'd be great if it were up for a vote, but a 15% margin isn't the tidal wave of public opinion I would have expected to find on this point. (Who are those 32%, anyway? Is there a PRO OLF group besides the Navy?)

Has there been other poling on this issue, and has it showed something else?

think about it

If you knew nothing about this issue, and had never heard of it. If you saw "Navy's plan" would you be in favor or opposed? Now imagine you are a retired veteran from Winston Salem. With no other information would you be in favor or opposed?

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I just had to fill in the blanks.

I will add my own analysis once you guys put up crosstabs.

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it looks like

22 reccs wont be enough to get on the recc list this afternoon. Since MyDD was so quick to put it up, maybe someone on the front page at kos will pay attention.

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Kos took notice

But people should go REC BLUE SOUTH'S DIARY anyway.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

I had around 36 recs the other day

all fairly quickly and didn't get rec'd. Sucks, don't it?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.



Our web people are being slow, but Chris at mydd has posted the results.


From Senate2008guru:

Right now, Liddy Dole, the incumbent Senator, the two-time Cabinet Secretary, the former Presidential candidate, the wife of a former Presidential nominee,

I would add my own perspective:
in May of 2005, Burns had a 24 point lead. Burns spent about 9 million to Tester's 5.
In December of 2005, Allen had a 31 point lead. Allen spent 17 million. Webb spent under 9.

Oh, and Casey got outspent 28 million to 18 million.

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Blue South you are doing an amazing job

promoting Brad. Once we start our campaign to get him more name recognition across the state and people check out his service history, he'll beat the biddy easily. Won't it be nice to have a Senator that actually represents North Carolinians?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

You already

have the message down pat.

Won't it be nice to have a Senator that actually represents North Carolinians?

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The Charlotte Observer

had a different version of the article that I missed somehow. It has this great quote:

"I think she will be judged on her record as a politician in 2008 and not judged as a celebrity, as she was in 2002," he said. "And she has simply been a down-the-line partisan Republican on every issue from Iraq to privatizing Social Security to opposing the minimum wage increase and supporting CAFTA [the Central America Free Trade Agreement]."

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The poll

at the MyDD post has the following results:

Should Brad Miller run for Senate?
Yes--he's the guy we need to beat Dole 32 votes - 84 %
No--find someone else 0 votes - 0 %
Unsure 6 votes - 15 %

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