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Elon Poll: Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney Top North Carolinians' Wish List For 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the midterm election just days in the rear-view mirror, a North Carolina pollster is moving on to the 2016 presidential election. The Elon University poll has released findings showing that two familiar names -- Hillary Clintong and Mitt Romney -- top the list of contenders in North Carolina.

In answer to the open-ended question, "Who would you most like to see run for president in 2016?" the key findings are:

1.An overwhelming 52.9% of Democrats favor Hillary Clinton in 2016. Clinton’s name
was mentioned 24 times more often than Elizabeth Warren.

2. Mitt Romney leads the Republican field with 18.6% of registered Republicans.

3. Although only 4% of Republicans mentioned Hillary Clinton, that was the 4th
highest ranked candidate among Republicans, beating out Chris Christie and Jeb Bush.
4. Independents were more likely not to have mentioned a preferred candidate (40.5%
saying don’t know or not providing an answer)
5. Women (40.4%) were more likely not to have mentioned a preferred candidate then men (33.5%).

6. Women (33.1%) were much more likely to mention Hillary Clinton than men (19.6%)

County Boards of Election To Cavass Results On Friday PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 November 2014 05:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In practical terms, the midterm election is over. But technical requirements remain, including a canvass of the vote by all 100 county boards of election. That will take place Friday, according to the state Board of Elections.

The canvass authenticates the election results.

County-level canvass certifies results in most single-county contests. The State Board of Elections will meet Tuesday, November 25 to certify results for all federal, judicial, and multicounty contests.

Elections protests regarding vote tabulation must be filed before the beginning of the county boards’ canvass, unless there is good cause for a delay. Elections protests regarding other alleged irregularities must be filed no later than Tuesday at 5 p.m.  

Requests for recounts in most single-county contests are due by Monday at 5 p.m., while such requests in statewide and multicounty contests are due by Tuesday at noon.    

Poll: Most Voters Don't Think President and GOP-Led Senate and House Will Work Together PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 05:52

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the Republicans continue to celebrate their wave election victory, voters are skeptical the new GOP powerhouse and President Obama can work together.

Rasmussen Reports finds that 73 percent of likely voters lack the confidence about a collaboration. Just 24 percent are at least somewhat confident.

Many voters also had a negative reaction to President Obama's post-election news conference. Just 41 percent said he set the right tone in his remarks. Just one in three (35 percent) said he did.

The polling data comes as the GOP celebrates yet another U.S. Senate seat takeover. Officials in Alaska have declared Dan Sullivan the winner over incumbent Democrat Marka Begich with a margin of victory of roughly 8,000 votes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 06:30
N.C. Values Coalition: Social Conservatives Formidable N.C. Voting Bloc In Midterms PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:18

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A key advocacy group that works to promote a pro-traditional families agenda says her constituents were a formidable force in last week's midterm elections. Tami Fitzgerald, head of the N.C. Values Coalition, said the group's power at the ballot bos should "send a message to anyone running for public office in North Carolina that social conservatives are a formidable and crucial voting bloc in the state."

According to a statement from Fitzgerald, phone calls and door knocking were key to their efforts. She said the Values Coalition partnered with pro-life Susan B. Anthony List and their Women Speak Out PAC to contact over 400,000 pro-life voters in the state through five field offices and over 200 paid staff. They knocked on153,000 doors and made 250,000 phone calls.

A key voter turnout element during the campaign developed as the NC Values Coalition also spearheaded a pro-family mailer in conjunction with the National Organization for Marriage that contrasted Kay Hagan’s and Thom Tillis’ positions on same-sex marriage and abortion.

The group also worked with pastors to inform voters about key legislative races involving pro-family candidates.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 06:19

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