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North Carolina Democrats should push the pause, not panic, button.   It was, as George Bush famously said after the 2006 midterm, “a thumpin’.” It hurts like hell, especially when the other team spikes the ball and strikes a pose

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Chad Barefoot must have asked his team: “What can we do that will so anger and offend women that they’ll vote AGAINST me?”   They came up with an ad that has backfire potential approaching the “child molester” ad against

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The term is new to me, but dog whistles are the oldest thing in Southern politics. This election, like all of them, comes down to race.   In 1950, it was “White People Wake Up…Do you want Negroes working beside

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If you’re tired of ads, tired of contradictory punditry and tired of conflicting, confusing and cooked-up polls, here’s a prescription for sanity: Take a dose of the Elon University poll.   A warning about side effects: It will calm Democrats

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Thom Tillis said Kay Hagan voted for Obama’s Stimulus Bill then her husband’s company got $390,000 in Stimulus Funds as a pay-off. And Hagan fired back Tillis (as Speaker) put a toll road near Charlotte in exchange for $25,000 in

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A pollster will usually ask voters: Would you say you 1) Always vote Democratic, 2) Usually vote Democratic, 3) Always vote Republican, 4) Usually vote Republican or 5) would you say you split your ticket and vote for about as

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As bleak as Governor McCrory’s job approval numbers were in the WRAL poll, that wasn’t the worst news. Consider how Republicans, Democrats and Independents feel about the General Assembly.                                                                                 Republican Voters                                             Approve 35%                                             Disapprove 38%  

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The Republican effort to suppress votes at Appalachian State University may have backfired.   More than 700 people voted yesterday at the Student Union polling place that the State Board of Elections tried to shut down. Now we know why

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    36% Approve 46% Disapprove   The WRAL Poll painted a bleak picture  of a Governor caught between a rock and a hard place.  As Mark Binker wrote, only a little over a third of the voters approve of

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Headline (two weeks ago): Thom Tillis on Life Support. Campaign Dying.    Headline (this week): Tillis Makes Miraculous Recovery. Campaign Surging.   Now, as a storyline, that’s just about unbeatable. It’s like Lazarus rising from the dead.   The problem

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