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Public Policy Polling: Kay Hagan Job Approval At 42% PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If she hopes to be elected to a second term, Democratic Senate incumbent Kay Hagan has work to do with her constituents. 

 
New data released by Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling shows North Carolinians giving Hagan just a 42 percent job approval rataing. Nearly half of those surveyed -- 49 percent -- disapprove of the job she's doing as our state's junior senator.
 
Nine percent told Public Policy Polling they're not sure.
 
In this same poll, Hagan's Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis, held a 48 percent unfavorable rating.
 
Hagan faces Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh on November's ballot. The race is seen by national pundits as a key race that could determine whether the Democrats keep control of the Senate or whether the Republicans take control.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 16:04
 
Department Of Defense To Active Military: Know The Rules For Voting PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 August 2014 10:19

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the General Election just two months away, the Department of Defense is reminding active-duty military members to check out the rules for voting.

 
In a posting at dodlive.mil, Matt Boehmer, director of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness Federal Voting Assistance Program, wrote the following message, which the department then Tweeted.
 
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• Do start early!
o With absentee voting, the biggest factor is registering and requesting ballots early. This way ballots can be sent to voters with plenty of time prior to the November election.
o Use the Federal Post Card Application to register and request your ballot. Go to F-V-A-P.gov.
 
• Do submit a new FPCA with every move!
o Your address isn’t automatically updated with your election official when you PCS.
o Notify your home-State election official of any change of address; you can do it by simply sending a new FPCA.
 
• But don’t use the FPCA if you want to register to vote in-person at the polls.
o Remember, the FPCA is for absentee voting. If you live in your voting jurisdiction, register to vote using your State’s form.
 
• Don’t forget to check your inbox for your ballot!
o States are required to send absentee ballots 45 days before the election. So, if you chose to receive your blank ballot by email, don’t forget to check your inbox at the end of September.
 
• Don’t wait to return your ballot!
o Vote, sign and return your ballot as soon as you get it.
 
• Do use the back-up ballot!
o If you haven’t received your ballot from your State by the first of October, go to F-V-A-P.gov and fill out the back-up Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot and send it to your election office.
o Our online tool will even pre-populate the candidate names for you.
o If you get your State ballot after you submit the back-up one, you should still vote, sign and return it. But don’t worry! Your vote will only be counted once.
 
• Do ask for help!
o That’s why FVAP is here! We know absentee voting can seem overwhelming, but the tools at F-V-A-P.gov help make it easy.
o If you need assistance, reach out to your Unit Voting Assistance Officer, call 800-438-VOTE or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
• Do spread the word!
o Find us Facebook and Twitter! Share information and resources with members of your unit and your voting-age family members.
 
Last Updated on Monday, 25 August 2014 10:19
 
Sen. Kay Hagan To Potential Donors: "We've got the momentum." PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 25 August 2014 09:54

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A slate of polls show Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan is in a serious fight for her seat, but Hagan's campaign is telling potential donors  that "we've got the momentum."
 
Hagan faces Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh in November. 
 
In an email distributed over the weekend, Hagan wrote, under a message signed "Kay":
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Dear Friend,
 
After months of attacks and more than $20 million in spending from Koch and Rove-allied groups, several public polls in North Carolina show us ahead.
 
Public polls fluctuate. But there is a take away here: What we’re doing is working. We’ve got the momentum.
 
Friend -- now we have to keep it.
 
Your grassroots support keeps our operations running. We’re about $74,392 short of the $450,000 we need to keep pushing forward -- and we only have 7 days left. Give $5, if you can, right now.
 
If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:
 
Express Donate: $5
 
Express Donate: $10
 
Express Donate: $25
 
Or donate another amount.
 
The outside groups will continue their assault on the North Carolina airwaves. Karl Rove’s Crossroads just spent $1 million on another week of airtime.
 
They’re spending and spending to turn our single-digit lead into a Thom Tillis victory. But here’s what they don’t understand: Money won’t buy North Carolina.
 
Our grassroots network is firing on all cylinders -- on the ground, on the air, and online. As long as we keep fighting for the next 11 weeks, we will win.
 
Help us reach the $450,000 we need in August to keep fighting. Give $5 or more right now.
 
Thank you for all of your support. This wouldn’t be possible without you.
 
Kay
 
Public Policy Polling: Senate Race Tightens, Hagan Still Leads Tillis PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:17

 

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for U.S. Senate were held today, Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan would win a second term, according to new data from Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling (PPP).
 
In survey results released this week, PPP finds Kay Hagan with 42 percent of the vote. Her Republican challenger Thom Tillis draws 38 percent, while Libertarian Sean Haugh comes in with 
8 percent of the vote.
 
"Haugh's supporters say they would support Tillis 61/19 over Hagan if they had to choose between the two major party candidates- when you allocate them to their second choice Hagan leads by just one point at 43/42," according to poll analysis from PPP's Tom Jensen. 
 
The complete poll results can be found at publicpolicypolling.com
 
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