Republican Revolution in North Carolina?

Can Republicans take over North Carolina’s state legislature? PPP’s latest poll of the state gives them a 50-42 lead on the generic ballot. To seize control, Republicans would have to pick up nine seats in the state House and five in the state Senate for a takeover. Thanks to some key retirements, Republicans enjoy much better chances in the state Senate, which they have not controlled since 1898.

At stake is control over drawing 13 U.S. House seats. North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Bev Perdue, is not up for re-election until 2012, but she has no veto over either state legislative or U.S. House redistricting, a task reserved exclusively to the state legislature. North Carolina currently has a very Democrat-friendly map on the U.S. House level, and that could easily change with a new map.

Local coverage of the story is available here.

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