Posted in campaign 2016 Media NCGOP Politics

Elon poll: McCrory UP, Burr DOWN (both are tight, tight, tight)

This one was  a phone survey of  644 North Carolina voters between September 12th and 16th.  (The margin of error was +-3.86 percent.) Governor: This survey has McCrory leading Cooper 48.7% to 46%. McCrory was the choice of 63% of white respondents, 7% of blacks,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics

Problems with Elon polling on NC marriage referendum

        Previously, I have cited a major problem with polling produced by Elon University.  They poll only RESIDENTS — i.e., whoever answers the phone — instead of the more reliable REGISTERED VOTERS or LIKELY VOTERS.   So, Elon poll respondents could be your…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Obama Politics

BarryO and THAT dubious Elon / N&O poll

The N&O newsroom is falling all over its collective self to trumpet a poll it co-sponsored with Elon University that appears to show BarryO’s approval on the upswing here in The Tar Heel State.   The buzz-kill for Barry’s fan club in the N&O newsroom…