She switched her party affiliation to Democrat to vote for Hillary and she wound up supporting an entire list of Democrats and has said she will not go back to being or voting as a registered Republican. I knew I liked her for some reason.
I looked at the cross tabs on the poll I linked to above and it turns out in the 704 area code (Union, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, etc) Clinton and Obama are polling about even. That's why I'm seeing the strong Clinton support I wasn't expecting in Mecklenburg.
I still think Obama will win the popular vote in NC.
but Obama won't win them either. Hillary is more likely to hold onto the rural Democrats and she won't bleed off the urban Democrats the way some predict. Her problem is she won't command the turnout that Obama will.....at least...I don't think she will.
We shouldn't believe that. Change simply comes more slowly to some areas. It will happen. These are dedicated Democrats who vote for Democrats and just because many of them support Hillary doesn't mean they do so b/c of racism.
with a very small African American population. The county is the 7th fastest growing county in the country, though and a lot of the polarization is exaggerated because of the presidential election. We have a lot of conservative Dems in this county and they will vote for McCain anyway.
you move to more rural areas. The great news here is that we have a small but strong Democratic party and for the most part they are yellow dogs. I think with some of the newcomers here working so hard we'll be able to pull everyone together.