September 5, 2018 Press Release

Linda Coleman Leads Incumbent George Holding in New Poll


September 5, 2018

Contact: Mimi Wilson, [email protected]

Linda Coleman Leads Incumbent George Holding in New Poll

Knightdale, NC – Linda Coleman, Democratic nominee for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, released a general election poll showing her leading in an overall dead heat with Republican incumbent George Holding.

“It’s becoming clearer every day that voters in our district are tired of being ignored by George Holding. The numbers show what we’ve known all along, that North Carolinians are looking for someone who will pay attention to their needs and work to increase opportunity for everyone. I know that if we keep reaching voters with our message, we can flip this seat in November and improve the quality of life for hardworking North Carolina families,” Linda Coleman said.

The poll shows Coleman leading Holding 45 percent to 44 percent, with 5 percent supporting Libertarian candidate Jeff Matemu and 6 percent undecided. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research conducted the poll, surveying 401 likely voters between August 23 and August 27.

Full memo here(LINK).

These poll results come as a panel of federal judges declared North Carolina’s GOP-drawn congressional district map unconstitutional. If the state redraws its congressional district map ahead of the midterm elections, the 2nd district could become even less favorable for incumbent Republican George Holding.

Linda Coleman, the Democratic nominee for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district, is a native North Carolinian who has dedicated her life to public service. She began her public service career as a teacher and went on to serve the state of North Carolina as a Human Resources Director for several state agencies including Department of Administration, Department of Agriculture, and the NC Community College System. Her elected offices include Wake County Commissioner and three terms in the North Carolina General Assembly. After her tenure in the General Assembly, Linda was appointed to serve the state’s workforce as the Director of the Office of State Personnel.

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