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VOTE 2010: Big Talker FM Poll - 57% believe New Hanover County is on the "wrong track"


WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) - Wilmington's only FM News Talk radio station, 93.7 and 106.3 The Big Talker FM, conducted a poll of 300 likely voters in New Hanover County (sponsored by the Civitas Institute, Raleigh, N.C.). Utilizing SurveyUSA, one of the nation's most trusted survey companies, the telephone survey was conducted between the 15th and 17th of October, 2010. Households were selected at random using random digit dialing (RDD) provided by a survey sampling of Fairfeild, CT. All respondents heard the questions asked identically.

Questions ranged from voter intent during the current election cycle to current issues facing leaders in Wilmington and New Hanover County, and were written by The Big Talker FM's morning show host, Chad Adams.

The poll concurred with previous polls on the NC Senate race between Thom Goolsby and Jim Leutze showing Goolsby with a 53%-43% edge. The poll also showed that 57% of likely voters believe New Hanover County is on the "wrong track" with 26% of respondents feeling the county is heading in the right direction. Other topics covered include the New Hanover County Commission race, the Skyway Bridge, Wilmington Crime, the CFPUA, forced annexation and a possible tax for WAVE transit.

For full results and crosstabs from the poll, visit

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