April 28, 2023 12:00pm

April poll on politics, baseball and biscuits

Your favorites for GOP gov, baseball teams, breakfast

By Paul Garber
Piedmont Triad Correspondent

Well, despite their area ties there's not much early enthusiasm for our local candidates for the Republican gubernatorial contest in the race to replace current Gov. Roy Cooper, who will be term-limited out.

The three candidates who have annonced or are expected to Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell and former Congressman Mark Walker. Folwell led the pack with 22 percent of the vote, trailed by Robinson with 14 and Walker with 4. Those were all lower than the number one response, at 41 percent, for "Some other candidate." The difference in the actual primary, of course, will be that the vote is restricted to Republicans and unaffiliateds who vote GOP in the primary. But given that there's much talk about Robinson being the early front-runner, it doesn't appear that way among Triad Power Poll voters.

The Triad is blessed with high quality baseball and great venues to enjoy watching the games. The Winston-Salem-based Carolina Disco Turkeys topped our list of best local monikers. The team says disco turkey is Southern slang for peacocks. I never heard that growing up (in the disco era no less), but true or not it's caught on. And while many argue it's not a dash that seperates Winston and Salem but a hyphen, the name remains popular, coming in second place, followed closely by relative newcomers the High Point Rockers, which pays tribute to the city's furniture heritage.

We love our biscuits in the Triad and there was a clear-cut winner among our respondents about the number one choice. Congratulations to Biscuitville, who garnered almost half the vote and living up to their old tagline "the best of the biscuit makers." Bojangles came in a a distant second followed by Chick-fil-a. High Point's Biscuit Factory coming in at 3 percent is respectable considering they're the sole restaurant on the list with only one location.

About Power Poll: Power Poll asks questions of the most powerful, influential people in U.S. cities. It is not a scientific survey. But because the people responding to the surveys comprise the leadership structure of their cities, the results afford a fascinating glimpse into the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of those in a position to make change. Power Poll is distinctly nonpartisan.

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