Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 6)

  • Poll: Majority of likely voters support bill reopening schools

    RALEIGH – A Civitas Flash Poll, conducted over the weekend, found widespread support for Senate Bill 37, In-Person Learning Choice for Families. Likely North Carolina voters were asked whether they supported or opposed S.B. 37: Support 59.6% Oppose 28% Neither Support nor Oppose 7.9% Unsure 4.5% Support for the…
    Donna Martinez, March 1, 2021
  • LISTEN: Trump calls Biden’s position “morally inexcusable”

    Late Friday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 37, which would have forced public school districts to offer in-person classroom instruction to kids whose parents want it. The bill had bipartisan support. Carolina Journal reports the General Assembly could hold an override vote as early as today. School…
    Donna Martinez, March 1, 2021
  • LISTEN: Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson’s powerful message to CPAC

    This is the best 1:30 you’ll hear today. Listen to our Lt. Governor encourage conservatives to get involved in education. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2021/02/Mark-Robinson-at-CPAC-126.mp3…
    Donna Martinez, February 26, 2021
  • North Carolina voter registration changes tell a vivid story

    Which political parties are seeing voter registration declines in North Carolina? Locke’s Andy Jackson has posted this week’s changes: Democrats:    -2,827 Republicans: -3,320 Libertarians:       -34 Unaffiliated:  -1,351 He notes that the Republican Party is suffering losses in the post-Jan. 6 period. The well-publicized drop in…
    Donna Martinez, February 26, 2021
  • Poll: Biden Disapproval Grows

    Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll shows President Biden is already losing ground when it comes to the trend for strong disapproval (see chart below). Here are the toppling results for Friday. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, Sponsored by SLANTEDfrom Sharyl…
    Donna Martinez, February 26, 2021
  • Rock stars cash in to avoid Biden tax hike

    Bob Dylan. Lindsay Buckingham. Stevie Nicks. Bloomberg Businessweek reports these three are among the rock stars who’ve recently sold rights to their music. Dylan, who’s pushing 80, evidently has said no for years but recently decided to cash in with a $300 million deal. This kind of sale isn’t…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2021
  • Trump’s Choice at CPAC on Sunday: Payback or Policy

    Conservative political junkies looking ahead to the 2024 presidential race will have plenty to digest over the next several days as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is held in Florida. North Carolina will be represented on Friday’s schedule, as the screen shot below shows.   But it’s…
    Donna Martinez, February 24, 2021
  • Pressure mounts on Gov. Cooper

    Two press releases I received today show the increasing pressure on Gov. Roy Cooper to proactively end the shutdown of North Carolina public schools and allow bars and taverns to open at a higher capacity. ** First into my in-box is from N.C. Senate Republicans, specifically Sen. Deanna Ballard,…
    Donna Martinez, February 23, 2021