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Oh, look! Even MORE polling. (Cooper over Forest. Tillis in the toilet.)

  Civitas has teamed up with Harper polling to  take state voters’ temperature about the 2020 election.  Here’s some of what they found:     Granted, this was taken earlier this month. Cooper’s lead is outside the margin of error, but that 16% undecided number…

Posted in campaign 2019 Congress Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

NC-03: All 3 legislators in GOP race basically neck-and-neck in Civitas rankings

  Usually, the epithet “liberal” gets reserved for general election contests. But it is already getting tossed around  quite, um, “liberally” in the Third Congressional District GOP primary. SO, we decided to do some research to see if we actually have some liberals slithering in…

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#ncpol: About those Civitas polls …

*”Hey, if the flagship political organ of The Pope Empire says things are bad for Republicans, THAT IS NEWS.”* Something like that runs through the mostly-empty heads in driveby media newsrooms (and Democrat campaign offices) across the state every time Civitas releases something that might…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: We’ve got legislator rankings!

Granted, they’re from Civitas and the American Conservative Union.  Granted conservatism is in the eye of the beholder.  One man’s conservative is another  man’s liberal.  But, here we go. For 2017, now-former Rep. Chris Millis was the only House member to get a perfect conservative…

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#ncpol: Rabies tests on tap for NCPolicyWatch crew?

His buddy is moving on to bigger things. But Rob Schofield is still here, foaming at the mouth over a web site he helped put out of its misery: […] Art Pope’s Civitas Institute is out with another “you can’t make this stuff up” doozy…

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Civitas FOR ‘redistributional welfare’ ?

That’s what our friends from Moore Tea Citizens say:  The NCGA just created a new welfare program and Bob Luebke is promoting it on the Civitas Website. The program uses the NC tax system to take money from North Carolinians with their own financial struggles…

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WHO wants to “run” Civitas?

We’d heard scuttlebutt for some time that incumbent Civitas president & ceo Francis DeLuca was looking for a chance to make a run for it. DeLuca made it official a few days ago with his announcement of a “Spring 2018 […] retirement.” The ink had…

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#ncpol: Oh, look. A Poll !!!

Civitas has released some polling on the political environment in North Carolina.  (I, for one, am surprised that they had the courage to do it — given their total submission to and beatdown by Bert & Ernie not long ago.)  Here are some of their…

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Team Pope euthanizes The Plott Hound

Caving in to the hysterical demands of North Carolina politics’ very own Bert & Ernie is akin to admitting to the world that celebrity aerobics guru Richard Simmons kicked your ass.  But that is what has happened.  The empire of alleged conservative godfather Art Pope…

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N&O’s ‘Toilet Boy’ joins Blinky & Scowly in piling on Plott Hound

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and…