North Carolinians think that, for the most part, Republicans were more "negative or nasty" in this year's campaigns, according to the latest survey by Elon University.
The notable exception was in the governor's race, where more North Carolinians had negative impressions of the campaign waged by Democratic candidate Beverly Perdue.
Elon surveyed 797 North Carolina residents on Oct. 27-30. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. It did not screen for registered or likely voters.
50 percent of those surveyed had "negative impressions" of the campaign run by Republican presidential candidate John McCain, while 30 percent had a negative feel for the campaign run by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.
In the U.S. Senate race, 48 percent of those surveyed had a negative impression of Republican incumbent Elizabeth Dole's campaign, while 38 percent had a negative impression of the campaign of Democratic challenger Kay Hagan.
In the governor's race, 30 percent had a negative impression of Perdue's campaign, while 21 percent had a negative impression of the campaign waged by Republican Pat McCrory.