Archive for the ‘Polls’ Category
In an article posted on Politico Tuesday morning, author David Catanese, weighed in on the North Carolina gubanatorial race. Catanese argueed that the Democratic National Committee is urging the primary candidates to “define Pat McCrory“. Since the focus is now off Governor Beverly Perdue, the DNC argues, they need to focus on uncovering Pat McCrory’s “negatives”.
…but as pollster Fred Yang writes …, McCrory, … has so far benefited from little scrutiny because of Perdue’s consistent problems.
As far back as mid-2011, Rep. Bill Faison (D-Orange) began began publicly toying with the idea of entering the governor’s race. He knew Governor Perdue had made serious flubs during her term and turned the public against her. Her numbers were falling faster than a heavy rain.
Faison recently announced, and is currently advertising on cable television. His main problem is name recognition, though his team hopes that staying on TV can change that. Tuesday, he spent the day campaigning in your blogger’s home area, eastern North Carolina.
Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has also officially entered the race. Others said to be considering the race are former Second District Congressman Bobby Ethridge, and former Clinton Chief-of-Staff, Erskine Bowles, the favorite of the DC crowd.
Top NC Democrats passing on the race include 11th District Congressman Heath Shuler, and Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx.
McCrory will have his hands full with either of the two announced candidates. He had such a lead over Governor Beverly Perdue that all North Carolina Republicans are disappointed that they won’t have her ”to kick around anymore”.
Katy’s Conservative Corner endorsed Pat McCrory in a post on Monday. Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro, he officially entered the race in Guilford County, his home area.
Much has happened this week in the North Carolina State Legislature and Col. Brenda Formo has covered it all. Katy’s Conservative Corner cannot thank her enough for her dedication and oversight to conservative causes.
This report helps many plan their legislative activities and know when to contact their elected officials. Formo had a distinguished career in the United States Army and we thank her for her service to our nation.
Writing on behalf of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women, Mrs. Formo is the State Vice-President of the Central Region. To find out how to join a Republican Women’s Club near you, please contact Valerie White.
The following is the latest North Carolina Legislative Report by Brenda T. Formo. She writes on behalf of the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women. Your blogger is a member of that organization and has exclusive permission to reproduce these legislative reports.
Editor’s Note: Bolding (other editing) done by the blogger and not by the writer. As requested by the writer, all original content included. Please note sources cited. KCC appreciates the writer’s extensive research and reporting.
If you traveled over the Easter weekend, you surely noticed the dramatic increase in gas prices. According to the Washington Times, gas prices have doubled since President Obama took office. And according to a recent Reuters article,
“the average U.S. household will spend about $700 more for gasoline in 2011 than it spent last year.”
The higher gas prices are hurting Americans at the pump and also hurting Obama at the polls. Washington Post highlights President Obama’s approval has gone down among independents
“who view gas prices as a ‘serious financial hardship’ in their lives…just 28 percent approve of Obama, while 67 percent disapprove.”
What will YOU Do About it? What about organizing your precinct? What about prepping for 2012? Obama’s team has been on the ground getting ready since last Spring. They are organizing and his opponents should be too.
For example, the North Carolina Republican party has organized the “Take Back NC” program, which is grassroots oriented is focused on helping you organize at the precinct level so you will be ready when the thousands of Organizing for America and labor union “paid volunteers” invade our state in the coming months.
To get involved, contact your county Republican Party, or the North Carolina Republican Party here.
They will invade our state telling North Carolina voters the only way to get our country back on track is to give Barack Obama and Gov. Beverly Perdue a blank check to spend whatever they want another four years.
We must say NO and make sure that blank check bounces. It’s up to everyone of us.
So, exactly where WAS North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, during last weekend’s rash of heavy tornados that blew through the Old North State? It first appeared to be a state secret.
As the storms began rolling through, spokeswoman Crissy Pearson e-mailed a media release at 5:24 p.m. saying that the governor’s staff was on “full activation” (Raleigh News and Observer).
The N&O further reported:
…Pearson did not respond to an e-mail or a phone message seeking more information about where the governor was.
Reached on her cell phone at 9:06 p.m., Pearson said the governor had been out-of-state attending to a family obligation. However, Pearson refused to say where Perdue was or when the governor might return to the capital.
Though the tornadoes were Saturday, and the National Weather Service had given at least two days warning, it wasn’t until SUNDAY that Perdue’s office finally came clean.
She had been visiting with Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) and four college roommates from her days at the University of Kentucky. Further, she had attended the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, a horse race held the same day as the storms.
National media have had a field day with the story. Washington Post reporter Rachel Weiner reported that Perdue, who was already an underdog in her 2012 re-election bid, and is less popular than President Barack Obama in North Carolina. She’ll have an even more uphill climb.
In 2008, she narrowly lost to Republican nominee Pat McCrory and he appears ready for a rematch.
Politico called it “An Appalachian Trail moment”.
Despite the fact that North Carolinians are clearly tired of Perdue, Obama and the Democrats, Perdue has a huge factor in her favor. The Democratic National Committee has chosen to try to take North Carolina back and therefore gave Charlotte the 2012 National Convention. NC Republicans stand ready to overcome this “advantage”.
KCC will be in Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention, bringing you all the fun and games.
Meanwhile, Gov. Perdue, “You’re Fired!” (Apologies to Donald Trump).
ACORN whistle blower, Anita Moncrief, spoke in the Thurgood Marshall ballroom on a panel, this afternoon, on the final day of the annual meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC). She was on a panel speaking about the lies the left uses about Voter ID, and how they continue to fight changes to laws allowing voter fraud, such as mail-in voting and early voting.
We’ll have video of Anita, plus the timeless Phylis Shafly of Eagle Forum. Shafly was there at the dawn of the conservative movement, and is still a beautiful 86 year-old activist.
Watch for this, upcoming. KCC did post many of her own stories today, as she was busy attending meetings, but sidekick Rob did, and we hope you have enjoyed his reporting and commentary.
More coming, even after CPAC is over. Tonight, the ladies of Smart Girl Politics are getting together early, and then the blogger’s are going out for a goodbye party. We have all known each other for years, and we get together nearly monthly, in Washington and elsewhere. We are from all over the country, and some are from here in DC. The rest are state-based bloggers, like KCC.
By the way, Ron Paul won the straw poll with Mitt Romney coming in second. Both sent representives here to work the attendees, who had one vote each. Not everyone participated, including this blogger. There is no point, as those two candidates spent a lot of money trying to win. But Ron Paul cannot be beaten. Not at CPAC, and not with his libertarian people. They are strong, active, and work it hard. Kudos to them. They see this as a must win and they did what they needed to do!
It is not a scientific poll but it has been held here at CPAC since 1986. Done by Fabrizio McLaughlin, they have guards to take care of the poll,. Only registrants could vote. All 50 states and DC were represented. 3742 participated. In 2010, 2395 participated.
Ron Paul won with 30 percent. Mitt Romney had 23 percent and Gary Johnson finished 3rd with six percent. Before the results had even been announced, a Ron Paul worker was is the bloggers room, handing out press releases. Was that a sham or what?
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Remove the Cap on Charter Schools in North Carolina by Dallas Woodhouse, Americans for Prosperity NC
Conservative leaders Tout School Choice at Raleigh Event Carolina Journal TV
Judge holds Interior Dept. in civil contempt for continuing drill moratorium Conservative Outlooks
Stay Informed on NC Legislation with Bill Tracker Civitas Institute
Voter Registration Changes in NC Civitas’ Carolina Transparency
Obama Administration Covering Up Abortion Data RedState by Erick Erickson
Fellow blogger, Bryan Myrick, has an excellent post on an early straw poll in Washington state. He reports that current Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels came out on top of a poll taken at the Roanoke Conference in Ocean Shores, Wash. on Sunday.
Daniels pulled 31 percent of votes cast, more than twice the count of the next highest vote-getter, (Mitt) Romney, who won 14 percent. Completing the top five were former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (13 percent), New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (9 percent), and South Dakota Sen. John Thune (8 percent).
The poll was conducted in a caucus format in which candidates were announced and individuals were allowed to make short endorsement speeches from the floor. Small groups discussed the pros and cons of specific individuals after which discussion votes were cast and counted.
Read the Myrick’s full post here.
Coming off a contentious televised debate, Republican Marco Rubio has now jumped to a two-to-one lead over Independent candidate Charlie Crist in Florida’s U.S. Senate race. Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek still runs third.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Rubio with 50% of the vote, up nine points from just over a week ago and his best showing in the race to date. Support for Crist, the state’s current GOP governor, has fallen to a new low of 25%, while Meek captures 19%. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Your blogger had the chance to watch that debate Wednesday evening as it was streamed live over the Internet. Conservatives on Twitter played a little game every time Crist mentioned/blamed (former Vice President/Sec of Defense/White House Chief of Staff/US House Minoity Whip) Dick Cheney (R-Wyoming) for Florida’s problems.
Crist kept claiming he showed “Leadership” by making the “tough choices”, such as standing WITH President Barack Obama when he visited Florida this year. Other such “leadership” was refusing to cut taxes in a terrible economy, and standing with the President on many issues. Is this how a GOP governor is supposed to “lead”? Apparently not, according to Floridians.
No wonder Mr. Rubio is in the lead. He came to the debate prepared with facts, rather than emotions. He came prepared with solutions, rather than problems. He came promising hope rather than doom.
Your blogger first heard Marco Rubio at February’s CPAC in Washington and is excited with this vision of our future.
He explained how to make the GOP into the Grand Ole Party once again, with his positive messages.
Bravo, Marco, on your excellent showing in this latest poll. We only hope the activists in Florida will keep their boots and heels on the ground and keep working for you.
Editor’s Note: Thanks to my fellow Smart Girl, Julie McKinney of Charlotte, for contributing the photo of Rubio. She works hard for the cause in Mecklenburg County NC, and nationwide. God bless you, Julie!
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Here’s Marco’s inspirational kick-off speech from CPAC ’10. He’s introduced and then blows away the early crowd!
Racist Rep. Loretta Sanchez Bashes GOP/Vietnamese for Trying to Steal “Their” Congressional Seat (video)
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA, 47) may have just buried herself in a big hole. She unleashed a racist attack on her GOP challenger of Vietnamese heritage. In the Univision broadcast, she told Latinos that the Republicans and Vietnamese ”are trying to take this seat away from us”. (Dog gone it, after all we’ve done for our community.)
By the way, she’s blaming the fact that she’s fallen a couple of points behind in the polls on President Obama. Sounds familiar!
On a personal note: Your blogger married into a Vietnamese family and has found them more hard working than any other immigrant group. In general, they are kinder, more friendly, and appreciate this country more than any native born American ever has. Many of them risked their lives escaping an oppressive Communist regime, often on a tiny boat that was robbed by pirates before reaching its destination.
People perished, desperately seeking freedom, yet they fought onward. Generally, they support immigration, LEGAL immigration. So in a way, Rep. Sanchez was wrong, they DO support immigration, just not the kind of mass border crossings that she seeks.
Thank goodness the district is home to a large Asian population in Southern California. Your blogger hopes they all come out and defeat Rep. Sanchez. As one commenter on You Tube stated, “let her return to Mexico where she can serve in the Mexican government.”
Sanchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and was born in the United States. It is past time that we retired her from Congress. Your blogger lived in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1990, after graduation from college. She has no issues with Latinos, in general.
Watch and be amazed: