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  • New Elon U. Poll: POTUS, governor races tied; Burr up

    A just-released Elon University poll of 710 likely N.C. voters finds Republicans gaining in all the major statewide races. The contests between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for president and Roy Cooper and Pat McCrory governor are essentially tied, with incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr with a small lead…

  • Emerson College N.C. poll: Clinton up 3, Burr 4

    An Emerson College survey of 650 likely North Carolina voters found Democrat Hillary Clinton with a 3-point lead over Republican Donald Trump, 48 percent to 45 percent. In the U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Richard Burr leads Democrat Deborah Ross, 48-44, extending his advantage by 2 points from the…

  • McCrory to call special session after all?

    In several public appearances this week, Gov. Pat McCrory has said he’s reconsidered and indeed will call a special session of the General Assembly to handle issues related to Hurricane Matthew. Under the Dome reports that the governor next week will lay out the agenda and timetable for the…

  • Clinton, Cooper, Ross all ahead in NYT/Siena poll

    A new poll from the New York Times and Siena University of 792 likely N.C. voters shows the three Democrats at the top of the ticket — Hillary Clinton, Deborah Ross, and Roy Cooper — besting their Republican rivals. In the presidential race, Clinton tops Republican Donald Trump 46…

  • McCrory draws even, Burr widens lead in Monmouth poll

    A new Monmouth University poll of likely North Carolina voters shows incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory getting a 1-point lead over Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper. McCrory, who trailed Cooper 52-43 in August, now leads Cooper 48-47. In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Republican Richard Burr has a…

  • N.C. unemployment rate up slightly to 4.7 percent

    North Carolina’s unemployment rate moved up by 0.1 percentage point to 4.7 percent in September, though it’s still a full percentage point lower than the rate from one year ago. The N.C. rate continues to fall below the national rate, and the number of employed people in the state has…

  • First-quarter N.C. revenues beat forecast

    Predictors of economic doom and gloom related to House Bill 2 must be scratching their heads as they read the following release from Gov. Pat McCrory’s office: Governor Pat McCrory applauded North Carolina’s strong revenue growth during the first quarter of the fiscal year, which is largely…

  • Most voters want do-over for president

    My favorite question from the new Survey USA poll of likely North Carolina voters, conducted for Time Warner Cable News: “If we could somehow go back in time and start this year’s election process all over again with new presidential candidates, would you absolutely want to do that? Somewhat…

  • New Civitas poll: Burr up 7, McCrory 4, Clinton 2

    The latest Civitas Poll of likely North Carolina voters shows the race for president remaining tight as two incumbent Republicans, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and Gov. Pat McCrory, extend their leads. For president, Democrat Hillary Clinton is beating Republican Donald Trump, 44 percent to 42 percent (the race was tied…

  • Jury rules against N&O in libel suit; awards $1.5 million damages

    A Wake County jury ruled Tuesday against the News & Observer of Raleigh and reporter Mandy Locke in a libel lawsuit filed by Beth Desmond, a former SBI agent and forensics firearms examiner. The lawsuit claimed that false reporting by Locke and the N&O triggered emotional distress and post-traumatic stress disorder.