In the Governor’s race – it is still unclear if or when there will be a debate between the candidates. Governor Mike Easley wants the first debate to be about Education. Republican Patrick Ballantine says it should be a general issues forum. All the posturing over debates suggests that the race is close. But a new poll commissioned for WUNC, WRAL and the News and Observer says — it’s not. WUNC\’s Eric Hodge spoke with Thad Beyle from the Political Science department at UNC-Chapel Hill about the race.
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