Now that Election Day has passed, Public Policy Polling is releasing the results of the internal polling it did on the school board races.
On PPP's blog site, the Democratic polling firm says that "we've known since the beginning of September that the endorsees of the Wake Schools Community Alliance were probably going to sweep the school board election."
PPP says that an early September survey the firm had conducted found between 57 percent and 53 percent opposition to the diversity policy in the four districts. The group found that opposition was strong enough that people were willing to cross party lines.
PPP says that a poll done last week found that the WSCA candidates were winning.
"The landslide nature of the victories is an indication that many people who had never voted in a school board election before came out yesterday, and that they were all there to vote for WSCA candidate," according to the blog post.
Dean Debnam, the owner of Public Policy Polling, mounted a last-ditch effort last week to sway voters by forming a PAC and running TV ads against three of the WSCA candidates.
Click here for the Sept. survey results.
Click here for District 1 poll results.
Click here for District 2 poll results.
Click here for District 7 poll results.
Click here for District 9 poll results.