These things just seem to pop up out of nowhere:
A new poll released this week shows the Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District special election with an early lead over his Democrat challenger.
Of the 350 respondents, all of which live in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, 46 percent stated they would vote for Republican Dan Bishop if the election were held today, while 42 percent of voters said they would support Democrat Dan McCready. Ten percent of voters remain undecided.[…]
Translation? The race is a wash. Ten percent Undecided (and 5.2% margin of error) makes that 4 percent lead a moot point. But the Bishop campaign can take heart in the fact that their guy has a larger number next to his name than Ginger McCready does.
[…] In the eight-question survey, which was conducted from May 21-24, voters were asked if they would rather have a Democrat or Republican represent them in Congress. More than half, 52 percent, said they would like a Republican to represent them, while only 41 percent said they prefer a Democrat.
Also highlighted in the poll was the 9th District’s approval of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-five percent of voters said they approve of the president’s performance, while a mere 33 percent stated they disapprove.
In the 2016 Presidential election, North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District favored President Trump 54-43 percent.
The JMC Analytics and Polling survey was conducted from May 21-24. It has a margin of error, with a 95% confidence interval, of 5.2%.[…]
That’s a HUGE margin of error. Not exactly a confidence-instiller in the results. (And a 350 person sample size? I dunno.)
[…] The demographic breakdown of the respondents was 74-18% white/black (9% “other”), while the party registration of respondents was 43-34% Democratic/Republican (23% Independents). The geographic breakdown of the respondents was as follows: 10% from Cumberland County, 31% from Mecklenburg County, 14% from Robeson County, 18% from the other rural counties, and 27% from Union County.[…]
Granted, we’re no fans of G.I. Ginger and his solar panels. But there’s honestly not a whole lot of news in this poll. It’s a GOP-leaning district. But the drive-by media hasn’t yet geared up their McCready smooch-fest. (You’re about to hear more about trannies in public potties than you EVER hoped to.)
It’s still early. Dan Bishop is a smart guy and a good candidate. If he can tell his story and get the truth out there about his ginger foe, while fending off the withering cover fire from the drive-bys, he ought to be fine.
It’s a farce that the boy wonder and his team of Hillary Clinton-supplied attorneys got a second stab at this. Dan Bishop will be a head-and-shoulders improvement above the abysmal, appalling Robert Pittenger.
The sooner Team Bishop sends G.I. Ginger back to mooching off the government with his solar panel scam, the better.