Your recent article on Gov. Beverly Perdue's polling numbers overlooked one important issue. The economic downturn has impacted North Carolina's economy more than most other states. In recent cycles, North Carolina's economy has tended to swing dramatically up and down. One reason is that North Carolina is rapidly transitioning to a 21st century economy from one based largely on agriculture and textiles.
That is why Perdue's leadership is so crucial. She has not backed down in her commitment to investing in education and creating high-wage jobs. One example is her plan to make this state a national leader in green energy jobs.
Rather than being concerned about poll numbers, she is making the tough decisions that will pay long-term dividends.