If North Carolina voters could bring back a former governor, it would be Democrat Jim Hunt, according to a new poll.
A survey asked this question: “Which former governor would you most want running North Carolina right no: Jim Holshouser, Jim Hunt, Jim Martin, or Mike Easley.
The survey found 38 percent preferred Hunt, 15 percent chose Martin, 15 percent said Easley, 7 percent said Holshouser, and 27 percent were not sure.
“Given that Governor Hunt served four terms and in many ways created the modern North Carolina governorship, it's unsurprising that he leads this list,” said Damon Circosta, executive director of the N.C. Center for Voter Education which commissioned the poll. "What is striking is that one-in-four voters are unsure of which former governor they would most like to see in office today -- perhaps indicative of how many voters have moved to the state in recent years, and as such are not well versed in North Carolina politics form the past few decades."
Martin, a Republican, served two terms(1985-1993) as did Easley, a Democrat (2001-2009. Holshouser, a Republican, served one term(1973-77.)
The poll was conducted April 18-20 by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh of 796 voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.