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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:34 PM

In NC, outbursts may trigger blue tsunami

BY NED BARNETT
January 13, 2018 04:07 PM

The November election is almost a year away ... And polls – driven by .. Trump’s regular but .. startling outbursts – show that .. results for Democrats may exceed .. already high expectations ...

Citing the results of a December survey of 602 likely North Carolina voters, Yang said 67 percent of Democrats described themselves as highly motivated to vote compared to 51 percent of Republicans, a 16-point enthusiasm gap.

Yang said the Democratic enthusiasm in North Carolina had an "eerie" similarity to .. polling .. before Virginia’s general election last November ...

In North Carolina the results could be magnified by early voting, which is unavailable in Virginia, and by the unpopularity of the General Assembly. Yang’s polling found a 35 percent approval rating for the legislature compared to a 55 percent disapproval rating. The Republican brand itself is also sinking in the state, he said, scoring a 30 percent positive rating versus a 47 percent negative (up from 37 percent negative in 2016) ...

http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/ned-barnett/article194586214.html

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