Practically everybody in state and national office takes a beating in the latest Elon University poll – from President Obama’s health-care reform, to both senators from North Carolina, to the legislature and candidates aspiring to the U.S. Senate.
Hagan had a lower “don’t know” rating (19 percent) than Burr (36 percent), and Elon says that reflects the fact she is running for re-election and so more voters have opinions about her.
Rev. Mark Harris, a Charlotte minister, has only 17 percent name recognition, and Greg Brannon, a Cary doctor, has less than 10 percent name recognition.
A McClatchy-Marist poll in July found strong support for voter ID nationwide across party and racial lines – 83 percent of all adults polled.
The Elon poll was conducted of those with landlines and cell phones – a total of just 681 registered voters – from Nov. 15 to 18, with a margin of error of 3.76 points.