Politics & Government

Survey: Nearly 20% of N.C. voters undecided

About one in five N.C. voters are undecided in the presidential race, a new poll suggests.

The survey by Public Policy Polling of Raleigh found that 8 percent of voters had not picked a candidate, and an additional 11 percent said they might change their vote between now and Election Day. Those voters lean Democratic in the races for Senate and governor.

The firm also found that 69 percent of Democrats firmly support Barack Obama. That's probably lower than he'll need to win the state. Staff reports

Many eyes at DNC on Hagan

Democratic Senate candidate Kay Hagan skipped the Democratic National Convention, but her challenge to Republican U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole continues to generate interest here in Denver.

“I'm adopting you,” U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, told North Carolina's delegates Thursday. “I'm sold, totally 100 percent sold, on Kay Hagan.”

McCaskill compared her own election two years ago to that of Hagan, saying in both cases no one initially thought the Democrat had a chance against a Republican incumbent.

McCaskill also dissed Dole, noting that they both serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

“I serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee,” McCaskill said. “I just don't see her that often. We have that in common.” Rob Christensen

A top-10 list inspired by Edwards

John Edwards may not be at the Democratic National Convention, but that doesn't mean he isn't part of the conversation.

David Letterman had some fun at Edwards' expense Wednesday night with his Top 10 Democratic National Convention Pickup Lines. The No. 1 pickup line?

“Hi, I'm John Edwards.” Staff reports