Tag:Pat McCrory

  • State Pollsters Earn Good Grades

    According to the latest nationwide study by the website FiveThirtyEight.com, all of the pollsters that are most active in our state receive high marks for accuracy — either an A or a B+.

  • Keep A Lid On State Debt

    At low levels, state debt likely produces net economic benefits, as the infrastructure projects financed by bonds facilitate greater investment and commerce. As the debt rises, however, the net turns negative.

  • Political Coin Lands On Its Edge

    Over all the 17 publicly released polls taken since early February about the governor's race, Roy Cooper gets an average of 43 percent of the vote to Pat McCrory’s 42 percent.

  • Road Policies Deserve Attention

    North Carolina’s new “Strategy Mobility Formula” will have the effect of shifting scarce road dollars from projects that would have transported relatively few people to those that will transport lots of people.

  • News For McCrory Is Mixed

    Rising optimism about North Carolina’s economic prospects helps to explain why Pat McCrory’s approval rating is now 48 percent, up from 43 percent this time last year and 38 percent in 2014.

  • Our State Gets Boring

    North Carolina is a boring state. Okay, hold the rotten tomatoes. I’m not attacking my home state. I’m not denying the amenities and attractions it has in abundance. What I have in mind is that the average North Carolinian is now quite close to the average American in public opinion.