Meet the New Poll: Shuler On Top in NC-11

First Posted at Scrutiny Hooligans

Just a few days ago the results of the Anzalone-Liszt poll, commissioned by the Shuler campaign, had Shuler ahead of Taylor by a 45% to 43% margin. Yesterday an independent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling confirmed that Heath Shuler is ahead of Taylor in NC-11.

"If the election were held today, voters say they would elect Democratic Challenger Heath Shuler, 46% to a 42%. When leaners are added the margins remain at 4 percent, 49% to 45%."
"PPP surveyed 687 likely Eleventh District voters on May 22. The survey has a margin of error of [plus or minus] 3.7%."

For full results, including questions and methodology, click here.

Embattled Congressman Charles Taylor is behind in a pair of polls just under six months before the election. Previous to these polls, Taylor hadn't trailed in a poll since he became a Congressman in 1990.

The constituents of NC-11 don't trust Charles Taylor anymore. They've seen the good jobs leave the region. They've heard Taylor's doubletalk on CAFTA, the Forest Selloff, Jack Abramoff, and underfunding the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taylor's days are numbered.

Like a wounded animal, Taylor will soon attack Shuler viciously. He has used lying attack ads in every campaign, and there's no reason to expect he'll suddenly evolve into a clean campaigner. Soon you'll hear Taylor's attack machine growling with poorly produced television ads and misleading radio spots. Watch for it.

Heath Shuler, on the other hand, is keeping his powder dry while shoe-leather campaigning in the rural western counties. His integrity and energy serve to emphasize Taylor's corruption and desperation.


Only Charles Taylor.......

could & would raise an animal like that!!!! He could of done it out on the Transivania County property he has been forced to clean up! The house trailers on the property could have been used for a breeding lab & mabie even a training lab! Now ,We will never know!

Looks like a ferret

I used to have ferrets and we plan on getting a couple when we move. They are good mousers...except when they aren't. Mine weren't. We will have to get stronger hamster cages. John will die when he finds out we will be getting new hammies, cats and ferrets and maybe a puppy all at the same time so they can be raised together. I can't have the cats and the ferrets going at each other.

Oh and a new bunny. I'm shopping for a Dwarf Hotot, so if ya'll see or hear of one let me know. They are rare and hard to find around these parts.

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

It's a weasel

I'm so happy to see Shuler's internal poll confirmed. Other campaigns have inflated their poll numbers to try to generate momentum, but this is the real deal.

Scrutiny Hooligans -

the attacks will get very very vicious

no doubt about it.

Hey, this is getting exciting, Screwy!
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

Screwy...just left this comment at MyDD

Everything you said ....AND they polled more Republicans than Democrats AND there is no push at all to this poll. When PPP did an independent poll on NC-08 race they did a push before they did the head to head.

Excellent news Screwy. Shuler is an honest man. He might not be the perfect "progressive" candidate, but he is honest about where he stands and you and I both know that a true liberal wouldn't stand a snowball's chance on a warm day up in them thar hills.

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

You got it, SD

Heath Shuler is the right candidate for the job in this district. We ran our (near)perfect progressive candidate in '04, and she got shellacked.

Thanks for pimping the info at MyDD and for taking the time to peruse the poll. It's quality information.

Thanks to Public Policy Polling for doing this poll unsolicited.

Scrutiny Hooligans -

I don't mean to insult PPP

but it's a much better poll than they did for the 8th. I kinda get the feeling they felt the 8th needed a push to get the numbers up. I'd much rather see a straight up poll like they did in the 11th. I think it's excellent personally.

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

No geese or chicken

I've been thinking about a goat, though. :) I have a feeling the man won't go for it, though.

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