Renee Elmers Takes Lead Over Thug "Who Are You?" Dem Bob Etheridge

Republican Renee Elmers is leading by 5 percentage points against incumbant thug Rep. Bob “Who are you?” Etheridge in North Carolina’s Second District.

Do you remember this thug?

Bob is your typical democrat.

Civitas Institute reported:


Democratic incumbent Congressman Bob Etheridge’s electoral future appears to be in jeopardy as he trails Republican challenger Renee Ellmers by 5 percentage points with less than one week until the election.

According to the poll of 400 registered voters in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District, Ellmers leads Etheridge 46 percent to 41 percent. Libertarian candidate Tom Rose garners 6 percent of the vote while 7 percent of voters are undecided.

Among voters who say they are definitely voting this year, Ellmers’ lead grows to 49 percent to 40 percent.

“Bob Etheridge is in the political fight of his life,” said Civitas Institute Senior Legislative Analyst Chris Hayes. “The Republican tide sweeping across the nation appears to be catching Bob Etheridge in its wake.”

Ellmers is able to build a lead due to strength among unaffiliated voters who are supporting her by a 52-19 margin. Etheridge is also losing 20 percent of his Democratic base vote to Ellmers.

Support for Etheridge tracks nearly in line with voter support for President Barack Obama in the district. An identical 41 percent of voters both approve of the job Obama is doing as President and say they are voting for Etheridge. Ninety-seven percent of voters who say they disapprove of the job Obama is doing are voting for Ellmers.

Voter dissatisfaction with President Obama and Congress is more of a factor in this race than the personality of either of the candidates. It may not matter what Bob Etheridge does or says, voters are taking out their frustrations with Washington on him,” added Hayes.

For full results and crosstabs from the poll, click here.

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