In case you missed any of our releases on state legislative polling (you can sign up here), here’s the rundown from this week:
In HD 116 (Buncombe County), a rematch from 2008, Republican Tim Moffitt leads Democratic incumbent Jane Whilden 45-38.
HD 103 (Mecklenburg County) is an open seat to replace the retiring Republican Representative Jim Gulley. Republican Bill Brawley leads Democrat Ann Newman 45-39.
Finally, in HD 36 (Wake County), incumbent Republican Nelson Dollar starts out with a very large lead over challenger Democrat Robin Anderson 52-30.
HD 103 and 116 had the largest Democratic gains of any Republican held seat in 2008. All three are suburban districts in large urban counties that were carried by Obama. If there was any residual Obama effect from 2008, we would see it in these districts.