By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
Some observers wonder if that will depress the post-convention bump in the polls the president’s campaign might expect.
“It depends on how the Democrats are able to use the interest and excitement surrounding the convention,” said Martha Kropf, associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
“Conventions are always going to give people a little more excitement because it’s a show, if you like that sort of thing, That will give Democrats a small convention bump.”
But Obama will struggle to find popular statewide wingmen and women.
Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue chose not to run for re-election this fall, and holds only a 30 perent approval rating, according to the latest survey by Public Policy Polling, based in Raleigh.
Perdue has struggled to overcome the efforts of the Republican-led Legislature in the state capital, bringing her to the point of vetoing the budget in 2011.
Both are scheduled to speak at the DNC but, critically, have not planned larger campaign events around the state with Obama.
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