Alerts

  • New CNN/ORC poll: Clinton, Burr, Cooper up 1 among LVs

    The latest CNN/Opinion Research Center poll, taken Oct. 10-15, shows how tight North Carolina’s big three statewide races remain as we enter the final three weeks of the campaign. (CNN polled registered voters and likely voters; I’ll report results only for likely voters.) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads…

  • Report: Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt The Very People They’re Supposed to Help

    The bigger the minimum wage hike, the more painful the toll on the nation’s most vulnerable workers, according to a new report from Jon Sanders, director of regulatory studies for the John Locke Foundation. “Although advocates believe…a massive increase in the minimum wage would help the economy and employment, economic…

  • Battleground poll shows GOP strengths

    Does the rise and (likely) fall of Donald Trump signal that the Republican Party is no longer a viable political force? If your focus is on the White House alone, it might be understandable for you to conclude that the GOP is an ineffective organization, having won the popular vote…

  • New NBC/WSJ/Marist poll: Clinton up, McCrory & Burr tied

    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist University poll released yesterday of 743 likely North Carolina voters shows good news for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and races for governor and U.S. Senate that are too close to call. Clinton leads Republican nominee Donald Trump, 45 percent to 41…

  • New Suffolk Univ. poll: Clinton leads by 2, Burr up 4

    A new Suffolk University poll of likely North Carolina voters shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a 45-43 lead over Republican Donald Trump. Trump led the previous poll, 44-41. (Libertarian Gary Johnson received 5 percent.) Nearly equal majorities of voters considered both major party candidates dishonest and not…

  • New HPU Poll: Clinton/Trump tied, Burr up, McCrory down

    The latest survey from High Point University has North Carolina likely voters almost evenly split among Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump for president, with Clinton holding a 43-42 lead. In the race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Republican Richard Burr leads Democratic challenger Deborah Ross 47-42, and in…

  • Prediction sites model NC electorate

    If a daily dose of individual polls, opinion columns, and Carolina Journal coverage of the major races in North Carolina isn’t enough to satisfy the political appetite, here are two other ways. ElectionProjection.com, run by North Carolinian Scott Elliott, has for several election cycles used a unique formula for…

  • McCrory, only four other governors earn A’s from Cato

    The libertarian Cato Institute delivered N.C. Pat McCrory some good news this morning, naming him one of just five governors across the country who earn A grades for their fiscal policy. State governments have been in an expansionary phase in recent years. Even though U.S. economic…

  • New Elon Poll: Clinton up 6, Cooper by 4, Senate tied

    The latest Elon University Poll shows a reversal in fortune for both Republicans Donald Trump and Pat McCrory, with Richard Burr holding his own. The survey of 660 likely voters shows presidential nominee Trump trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton, 39-44.5; the race was even two weeks ago. Meantime, Democratic Attorney…

  • African-American Boys Need Educational Options

    Less than a third of all African-American male elementary and middle school students in North Carolina are proficient in math, according to the recent Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males. Additionally, just 35 percent of nearly 90,000 African-American male students attained grade-level proficiency on state reading…