Edwards Struggling in North Carolina

It is widely believed that even if John Edwards had decided to run for reelection to his Senate seat he would have lost, and that was when he was a centrist. Edwards was also unable to win North Carolina for Kerry in 2004. Now he is in danger of coming in third place in the primary. Political Wire reports:

A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina finds Sen. Hillary Clinton leading the Democratic presidential race with 31% support, followed by Sen. Barack Obama at 29% and John Edwards back at third place in his home state with 27%.

The margin of error is 3.1%, technically making the race a statistical tie.

Said pollster Dean Debnam: “Momentum is a precious commodity in politics. Right now Clinton and Obama have it and Edwards doesn’t, which is making it hard for him to fare well even in his home state.”

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