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Interesting memo, survey results on Wake County from PPP

The good folks at Public Policy Polling have a fascinating memo out this morning on the recent election results in Wake County.

The message: Taking it to the right-wing does more to energize Democrats and to win over independents.  

“This was not a race where Democrats played nice- they took the fight to the Republican candidates and exploited their close ties to an increasingly unpopular Tea Party movement.  And it worked, in a district where Democratic victory once seemed unimaginable. Democrats will more than likely take back the majority in a November 8th runoff election in a separate district where the party’s candidate won by 10 points yesterday, but fell short of an outright majority. And they did it by running against the Tea Party.

It’s a model Democratic candidates across the country should consider following in 2012.  PPP polling in key swing states has consistently found that the Tea Party is very unpopular- its favorability is 41/49 in Florida, 40/46 in Missouri, 40/48 in North Carolina, 37/47 in Ohio, and 38/49 in Colorado, just to name a few.  And even in red leaning states like Kentucky (40/46) and South Carolina (41/42) being associated with the Tea Party is not a good thing.  It was a potent  message for Democrats in Wake County Tuesday night. And it could be a potent message for Democrats everywhere across the country next year.”

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