We're getting partial poll results from Public Policy Polling.
The Democratic polling firm released survey results Thursday indicating the public isn't happy with how Republicans elected Tony Gurley to be the new chairman of the Wake County board of commissioners.
But PPP didn't release results from that same poll about questions they had asked about the Wake County school system.
Folks who say they received the poll calls last weekend have indicated they were asked questions such as whether the state Open Public Meeting Law should include new school board members who haven't been sworn in yet.
Tom Jensen of PPP said they had done a poll on a variety of national, state and local issues but have decided to not make public all the results. This would include the school survey results.
Back to the released PPP poll, 66 percent said they were dissatisfied with how the Wake commissioners picked a chair when Harold Webb was out sick and Betty Lou Ward was in the bathroom.
In addition, 62 percent said they should redo the election of chair when all seven commissioners are present.
The kicker could be that 56 percent said they're less likely to vote for Republicans next year when four seats on the board of commissioners are on the November ballot. All three Repblicans and Democrat Lindy Brown are up for reelection in 2010.
“Wake County’s been trending more and more in a Democratic direction,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, in the press release. “That alone might make it hard for Republican commissioners to win reelection, but the way they’ve handled the chair election has turned off independents and made it an even tougher proposition.”
Debnam's name should be familiar as he formed the Wake Citizens for Good Government PAC that ran a TV ad against the winning school board candidates.
The poll of 628 Wake County voters has an error margin of plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.