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Elon Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Jeb Bush, 46 to 40 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 February 2015 06:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for president were held today, North Carolinians would elect the first woman president of the United States. New data from the Elon University Poll shows Hillary Clinton defeating Jeb Bush, 46 to 40 percent. In the hypothetical matchup, 11 percent wanted someone else.

The poll is of registered voters.

Democrats also cited Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their second choice for their party. For Republicans, the second-most-cited name behind Bush was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Full poll results can be found at elon.edu.

 
Democrats Take Lead In Congressional Ballot Query PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 06:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for seats in the U.S. Congress were held today, Democrats would come out on top. That's the result in the latest survey from Rasmussen Reports.

Data gleaned from likley voters gives Democrat 39 percent of the congressional vote, with Republicans taking 38 percent.

Democrats have led the congressional ballot question for most of 2015, according to Rasmussen, but Republicans had taken the lead for two weeks in a row earlier this month.

Full data at rasumussenreports.com.

 
Former Obama Advisor Axelrod Paints Less Than Flattering Picture of John and Elizabeth Edwards PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In his new book "Believer," former Barack Obama political advisor David Axelrod paints a less than flattering picture of John and Elizabeth Edwards.

Reporting by McClatchy says Axelrod's wife brought up questions about the couple when she and David met them in 2003. Axelrod was a consultant to the Edwards presidential campaign in 2004.

Axelrod also writes that Mrs. Edwards wrote "nasty" emails, though the public didn't see that side of her.

The full story can be found at newsobserver.com.

 
Gov. McCrory to Politico: GOP Strong Outside Of Washington D.C. PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 February 2015 06:49

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina readers of national political website politico.com woke up this weekend to a story that began this way: "Pat McCrory beamed."

The online publication talked with the governor while he was in the capital for a meeting of the National Governors Association. He told politico.com the news media has mischaracterized the Republican Party.

“Outside the beltline of Washington D.C., the Republican Party has been extremely strong," said McCrory to politico.com

The governor also discussed the party's 2016 presidential field.

“Governors know how to surround themselves with good teams and good advisers, and that’s where the experience of being governor I think is a good stepping-stone for the presidency,” he told politico.com.

Gov. McCrory returned to North Carolina on Sunday in order to attend a memorial service for legendary UNC Chapel Hill basketball coach Dean Smith, who passed away last week.

 
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