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Smith wins another straw poll

Fred Smith has won another straw poll.

The Republican gubernatorial candidate was the top vote-getter at the Guilford County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday.

He picked up 62 votes, while Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory got 35, former Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr got 14 and Salisbury attorney Bill Graham got two.

Smith has also won straw polls in at least eight counties — Buncombe, Wake, Henderson, Catawba, Rutherford, Cleveland, McDowell and Graham — as well as at the state party's Hall of Fame dinner in Cary.

Orr, meantime, won the Swain County Lincoln-Reagan Day event, where he was keynote speaker.

Update: Smith also won straw polls at the Wayne County and Carteret County conventions. 


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Re: Smith wins another straw poll

FFC, I don't think your reaction to things is necessarily a sound gauge.
Just saying.

Re: Smith wins another straw poll

A LITTLE FED UP??? are you kidding?

Another gubernatorial straw poll

Just by the by, Campbell Law school held a straw poll back in Feb., with approx. 135 students and faculty participating. Here were the results...

Governor (D)
Beverly Perdue – 54
Richard Moore – 25

Governor (R)
Pat McCrory – 13
Bob Orr – 11
Fred Smith – 11
Bill Graham – 6

Re: Smith wins another straw poll


Ya know, I wouldn't be too sure of Dems prevailing at the state level this time around. I don't particularly want to see a GOP administration, but I can't say I'm proud of what we've seen lately from the General Assembly or the governor's mansion. People might be a little fed up.

Democrats Pray for Fred

Democrats would relish the idea of facing Fred in November. I'd say if thats the case, Perdue wins with 60% + of the vote

Re: Smith wins another straw poll

Straw Polls don't matter. The real primary in May.
I'd hope Smith would win them, since he spent thousands of dollars on barbecue. That money wasn't only going for the pig.

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