PPP's President Donated Legal Maximum to North Carolina Democrat Running for Senate
Public Policy Polling is a Democratic firm, and they would argue that they have never hidden that. I note that their polls are often mentioned or cited by media publications that don’t mention their partisan affiliation, a phenomenon that …
NC Democrat: Contrary to Reports, I Never Forbid Obama to Come to My State
In North Carolina, critical coverage from the Huffington Post spurs Democratic Senate candidate Elaine Marshall to issue a statement that she would welcome President Obama to her state.
I notice she never uses the words, “to campaign on my behalf.”
Rasmussen North Carolina Poll May Have Us Wearing Neck Braces Soon
I noted yesterday that as responsive and open as Public Policy Polling is, I have to take PPP results in North Carolina with a grain of salt. They had incumbent Sen. Richard Burr leading Democrat Elaine Marshall by only 38 percent …
Nikki Haley Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary
This may be a pleasantly early night for election-returns watchers.
With 32 percent of precincts reporting in the GOP runoff for governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley leads Gresham Barrett, 62 percent to 38 percent. She’s just been declared the winner.
North Carolinians to Democratic Senate Candidates: Who Are You Again?
In North Carolina, the thrill is gone:
Both Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham have lost name recognition during their run-off campaign for the Democratic Senate nomination. Compared to a poll taken just one week following the primary election, both Marshall …
Democrats Just Weren't That Into Their Primaries Yesterday
There are certain states where I’m not surprised that Democratic turnout is lower than Republican turnout; in Indiana, there was a competitive GOP Senate primary and none on the Democratic side. But even with that in mind, the turnout …
Why I Think Richard Burr Is Up by a Lot More Than 8 Points
The latest from the fellows at Public Policy Polling:
There’s good news for both Elaine Marshall and Richard Burr in PPP’s newest poll of the North Carolina Senate race.The good news for Marshall is that she’s …
Should We Trust Internal Polls? Use Your Gut, I Say.
Charlie Melancon, Democrat of Louisiana, and Elaine Marshall, Democrat of North Carolina, offer polls indicating they have enjoyed surges in their Senate races against, respectively, Sen. David Vitter and Sen. Richard Burr. Melancon’s internal poll has him within 1; Marshall’…
Why I Can't Put Much Stock in PPP's Polls of Their Home State
Public Policy Polling offers numbers indicating that in their home state of North Carolina, Republican senator Richard Burr is only up 5 points over Democrat Elaine Marshall. They have Burr at 38 percent, 33 percent for Marshall, and a surprising 10 percent for the …
Today's Decisions in Utah and North Carolina
Elsewhere on primary/runoff day . . .
For all intents and purposes, Utah Republicans pick their state’s next senator today, between Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater; polling indicates a Bridgewater lead. The winner takes on Democrat Sam Granato and his $23,388 cash-on-hand.
Some Chilly Poll Numbers in North Carolina Generate a Burr
A little while back, after I noted that Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, had “meh” approval ratings but seemed to lead healthily in any head-to-head matchups with Democrats, a reader in Raleigh wrote in:
Regarding your comment about Richard …
Better a Burr in the Saddle Than Under It
Tomorrow is primary day in North Carolina, and as in Ohio, most of the drama is on the Democratic side. GOP senator Richard Burr represents a weird case of an incumbent with genuinely “meh” approval ratings who looks pretty safe …