Wednesday, September 03, 2003

Is Edwards leading in South Carolina?

Hell if I know, but this poll of North and South Carolina suggests yes:

A majority of Democrats in the Carolinas said they would likely vote for N.C. Sen. John Edwards in the Democratic primary, according to The Charlotte Observer/NBC6 2003 Carolinas poll.
Sixty-two percent of Democrats and 42 percent of independents polled in both states said they were very or somewhat likely to vote for Edwards in the primary.
Of all parties, 44 percent of those polled in North Carolina and 37 percent in South Carolina said they were "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to vote for Edwards. Forty-eight percent of North Carolinians polled and 47 percent of South Carolinians polled said they were "not too likely" or "not at all likely" to vote for Edwards.
Those numbers include Republicans and independents.. The poll was conducted Aug. 18-29 by KPC Research, which is owned by Knight Publishing Co., The Observer's publisher. Of the 908 people interviewed, 604 were in North Carolina and 304 in South Carolina. There was a sampling error of 3.3 percentage points in North Carolina and 5.6 in South Carolina.

I think there's something funny about the poll's methodology, but hey, I'll take whatever good news I can find.