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#ncsen: taking a break from debating attendance to blur the lines on GREEN stuff

The candidates from the two major parties detoured from their usual routines to focus on an energy forum in Charlotte this week. Here’s how some of it went:  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ environmental record came under fire Monday after the state House speaker…

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#ncsen: Time Warner says Hagan 44, Tillis 41, Haugh 7

High Point says it’s all tied up.  Time Warner gives Senator Sock Puppet™ a slight lead within the margin of error.  What does this all mean? If you think we’ve been drowning in nasty attack ads up to now, YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET.  The…

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#ncsen: First, the Bengals & Panthers. Now, it’s Kay &Thom.

High Point University’s polling gurus says we have a tie on our hands: Hagan 40, Tillis 40, Haugh 7.  A total of 584 likely voters were surveyed between September 30 and October 2, and then from October 4 to October 9.  The margin of error…

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#ncsen: Final Debate post-game

I liked the format of Thursday’s debate much better than the previous two. It allowed for more of a give-and-take between the candidates. It was also interesting to experience Sean Haugh beyond his YouTube videos. We didn’t learn too much more from last night’s discussion,…

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Are DC, nat’l media losing interest in #NCSEN?

Prior to — and since — the May primaries, we were told that Kay Hagan is DEAD MEAT. Lately, it’s been hard to detect any evidence of that.  The GOP campaign has stumbled and bumbled in trying to define its candidate to the voters and…

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#ncsen: Tillis campaign internal poll says Hagan 44, Tillis 42, Haugh 6

A month ago, the SAME pollster had the race at 44-44-8. How can this be viewed as good news for Tillis, you ask?  National Journal has the 4-1-1 on this latest leak:  Thom Tillis narrowly trails Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the North Carolina Senate…

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#ncsen: USA Today says Hagan 47, Tillis 45

This poll of 500 likely voters was taken between Saturday and LAST night.  Here’s some more insight:  […] Over the past two months, some things have changed in the Tar Heel State. Terrorism is a rising concern amid a growing threat from the extremist group…

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#ncsen: Rasmussen says Hagan 48, Tillis 46

The survey was conducted October 6-7 and involved 970 likely voters. Here’s what they found:  This is the first survey of the race to include “leaners,” those who initially are undecided or prefer a third-party candidate and are asked again to pick between the Republican…

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#ncsen: The thrilla (kinda) NEAR Chapel Hilla

If you are like me, and don’t watch much TV — the senatorial debate last night gave you a great recap of all the “fun” you’ve missed.  The two major party candidates spent a good portion of their televised hour with George Stephanopoulos regurgitating the verbiage…

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Does even being SEEN with Pat McCrory hurt you with voters?

The folks over at The Elon Poll seem to think so:  […] When North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis was shown in a picture with Governor Pat McCrory his favorability rating also declined, but this negative effect was much smaller than Obama’s negative effect on…