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Santorum, McCrory, Etheridge lead NC polling

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Mitt Romney may still be the front runner in the Republican race for president, but a new poll shows he's not the leader in North Carolina.

Public Policy Polling found 31 percent of Republican voters in the state would pick Rick Santorum in the presidential primary. Romney is second with 25 percent, followed closely by Newt Gingrich either 23 percent. That duo led Santorum by 10 points a month ago. Ron Paul has just eight-percent support.

Meanwhile those same voters overwhelmingly support Pat McCrory despite a crowded Republican field for governor. The former Charlotte mayor is polling at 57 percent. No other candidate in the race got more than three percent in the PPP survey. Thirty-five percent of Republicans say they are still undecided on the gubernatorial primary.

Things are a little less clear in the Democratic primary. Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is the front-runner according to PPP with 26 percent. Walter Dalton is second with 19 percent. Ninety-year-old doctor Bruce Blackmon is the only other candidate with as much as five percent. Forty-one percent of Democratic voters say they are still undecided.

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The article does not mention the very important marriage amendment to the constitution that will be voted on in the same primary.

It shouldn't need to be important it should already have passed

This should have passed years ago. Who cares who wants to marry who. It's not the government's business; its between two people.

Not A Fact

That's your opinion, and not a fact. There are others who feel just as stongly in the opposite direction...and they are just as entitled to their opinion as you are to yours.

That amendment may not say what you think.

I agree that it's not the government's business. For that reason, I'm voting against the amendment, which states that a marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic union recognized by the state. Not only would it ban same sex marriage (which is already not legal in this state) it would also outlaw civil unions. It would cause all manner of trouble for courts interpreting the rights of unmarried couples and their children.

If the Repubs can't come up

If the Repubs can't come up with something better than they have now, they might as well go ahead and concede to the Dems and let Obama have another term and continue to repair the damage Bush did.

Barack Obama.....

Barack Obama, with his arrogance, condescending attitude and obvious descrimination, and let's not forget his trying to divide the country by race remarks, has done more to keep the black man down than any other PERSON in history. I cannot believe that any black man or woman would do anything to re-elect him. His attitude is offensive and insulting. It is no mystery to me why Israel is telling him to help or GET OUT OF THE WAY. Obama has NO business looming over this situation as though he were an emperor or king. He has absolutely no clue.

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What exactly did PRESIDENT Obama do to the "blackman" to keep him down? Please list facts and not opinion please. Also, can you tell me a little more on the descrimiation point?

Anyone but Santorum

Anyone but the guy who wants to push his relgious moral high ground down our throats. We need someone with less religous bias. Anyone but this guy...

That's your opinion and your

That's your opinion and your right to express. Please however respect others who have their opinion. You can call me what you wish, but I still have the right to voice and vote my religious views.

I'm noticing a lot of

I'm noticing a lot of "that's your opinion" defenses being used to prop up Amendment 1 or social conservatives like Rick Santorum, as if there are two sides to every argument that are always equal in legitimacy.

That's not reality though. We all live in the same universe, and at the end of the day, we can't all be right. At least *one* of us is wrong. You may argue that some people deserve less rights than others, but the evidence and the strength of the arguments leans in favor of giving equal rights to all human beings. That should be the consensus.

"Religious rights" have nothing to do with the vile Rick Santorum espouses, or the discriminatory laws that social conservatives are trying to pass in our state. It is a paper-thin excuse to support prejudice.