2020 election

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    Black Voters To Biden: No Thanks, Joe

    Joe Biden has big political problems. Why? Because Americans are watching his actions and policy choices, and more and more aren’t liking what they see. Poll after poll is showing Biden tanking. Whether it’s stunning disapproval numbers for the president in the key state of Iowa, the dizzying…
    Donna Martinez, September 22, 2021
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    Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Sour On Biden

    I’ve written previously about Gallup polling data and analysis that shows President Biden is losing the support of the American people. Here are my thoughts on the data from about two weeks ago, followed by a key paragraph excerpted from Gallup: If you’re the president, you’re likely most…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2021
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    Biden Approval Abysmal On Multiple Key Issues

    Bad news for President Biden and his team. A new Quinnipiac poll of U.S. adults released this week shows Biden unable to garner majority support for the job he’s doing. Yes, more approve than disapprove, but the president isn’t convincing independents he’s the right person for the job. The…
    Donna Martinez, May 27, 2021
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    Reminder: judge found that NC State Board of Elections violated 14th Amendment

    With NC State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell’s appearance before the NC Senate Elections and Redistricting committee yesterday, this is a good time to remember that a federal judge found that she had violated the Equal Protection Clause of…
    Andy Jackson, March 24, 2021
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    Civitas Poll: 44% Strongly Disapprove of Joe Biden’s Job Performance

    President Biden has work to do with likely North Carolina voters. The new Civitas Poll shows a majority don’t like the direction of the country, while North Carolinians are split on Mr. Biden’s performance. But take a look at the strong disapproval data. (emphasis is mine) More than half…
    Donna Martinez, March 22, 2021
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    Madison Cawthorn’s district is not gerrymandered

    Scrolling through #ncpol on Twitter this morning, I came across a tweet about Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara announcing her candidacy for Congress in the 11th District against incumbent Madison Cawthorn. Inevitably, someone posted what I see almost every time a…
    Andy Jackson, March 3, 2021
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    State Elections Board leader falsely claims she didn’t alter election laws in settlement

    NC State Board of Elections (SBE) Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell spoke to the NC House Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform committee yesterday. While the main topics were a review of the 2020 election and her recommendation that municipal elections scheduled for this year be postponed until next year,…
    Andy Jackson, February 25, 2021
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    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