Sure, the "Tabloid Twins"
of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner may be leading polls in their
comeback races in New York City, but North Carolina voters have a
different view on their own pol disgraced by a sex scandal.
more than two-thirds of North Carolina voters, or 67%, have ruled out
any possibility of voting for John Edwards "under any circumstances,"
according to a Public Policy Polling survey
released Thursday. Just 19% are open to the idea of voting again for
Edwards, the ex-presidential candidate who was acquitted last year on a
charge of misusing campaign funds to cover up his extramarital affair.
the 2004 Democratic vice presidential nominee and North Carolina
ex-senator, has reactivated his law license and reportedly plans to open
a law firm. There's been no hint that he would try to ask voters for
forgiveness, the way Spitzer and Weiner are doing now and as Rep. Mark
Sanford in neighboring South Carolina successfully did in May.
poll also found that 67% of North Carolina voters continue to have a
negative view of Edwards, compared with 15% who have a favorable opinion
of him. That compares with 73% who had a negative view of Edwards last
year vs. 11% who saw him in a favorable light, according to PPP.