A new survey shows that education is rising as an issue in North Carolina, Rob Christensen reports.
Since December, the number of North Carolinians who have named education as their top issue has risen from 8 percent to 17 percent, according to Public Policy Polling, a Democratic leaning firm in Raleigh.
Perdue is holding rallies in Wilmington this morning and Greenville at noon trying to rally support for a $1.5 billion tax increase to stave off deep cuts in public education.
Meanwhile, her husband, Bob Eaves, is reading to students this morning at the Heritage Park Community Learning Center in Southeast Raleigh.
More after the jump.
The poll also found that family value issues are also rising as several states have moved to legalize gay marriages. The number of people citing family values has risen from 11 percent to 18 percent since December.
The economy, meanwhile, is receding as an issue. Apparently people think that things are bottoming out. During last fall’s campaign, the percentage of people citing the economy as their top issue was consistently in the 60’s But the most recent survey found it has declined to 42 percent, the lost number since last summer.
The survey of 784 registered voters was taken June 12-14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.