Public Policy Polling finds the three Democratic candidates ahead by 10-15 points over their Republican opponents in the Wake County Commissioners race. The one Democrat who’s a challenger, Stan Norwalk, leads incumbent Republican Kenn Gardner by 10 — and by 23 among the minority of voters aware of Gardner’s swimming pool issues.

In the big-league races, Democrats Obama, Hagan and Perdue lead in Wake by 17, 19 and 9 points, respectively, PPP finds. Remember, Bush carried Wake County in ’04.