A couple of weeks ago, a story broke in the Raleigh area that North Carolina Congressman George Holding (R-Raleigh) sent a fundraising appeal to his donors indicating that his internal polling found him tracking behind his challenger, former state Rep. Linda Coleman (D), presumably to energize his donor base. Yesterday, the Coleman Campaign released their own internal Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research poll (8/23-27; 401 NC-2 likely voters) that seemed to confirm the opponent’s polling numbers. The GQR data posts their candidate to a 45-44% edge over Rep. Holding.
The 2nd District is drawn to be a Republican seat, but the coming vote is only the second congressional election since the CD was re-drawn before the 2016 election in response to a court order. Therefore, we see another seat legitimately coming into the hotly contested realm.
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