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POP QUIZ

by YES! Weekly staff

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week we take to the streets of High Point — or in this case the Oak Hollow Mall — to ask regular people some basic questions about the NC gubernatorial race and US congressional race. The rules are simple: no research, no callbacks.


QUESTIONS

1) Who is running for governor of North Carolina this year? )2 Who is running to represent your US congressional district this year? 3) Are you registered to vote?


Barbara Taylor; High Point; director, High Point Museum
1) Bev Perdue and Pat McCrory ( -) 2) I don’t have a clue. (X) 3) Yes. ( )
Muhammed Saleem; High Point; retail salesman

1) Mike Easley (X)

2) No, I have no clue. I know who is running for president. Vote for the Democrat. (X)

3) Yes. ( )

Mark Southards; High Point; cashier, Preacher Steve’s Leathers

1) Actually, I don’t — is it Bev Perdue, maybe? ( -)

2) In my district, no I don’t. (X)

3) Yes. ( )


ANSWERS

1) Democrat Bev Perdue, Republican Pat McCrory, Libertarian Michael Munger

2) District 6: Republican Howard Coble (I), Democrat Teresa Sue Bratton; District 12: Democrat Mel Watt (I), Republican Ty Cobb Jr..

3) We certainly hope

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