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    Democrats Kick Off Convention As New CNN Poll Shows Trump Gaining

    Things are looking up for the Trump campaign. CNN released this poll Sunday night: (emphasis is mine). Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump among registered voters has significantly narrowed since June, according to a new CNN poll conducted…
    Donna Martinez, August 17, 2020
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    Is Nikki Haley Running In 2024?

    She’s a smart and decisive defender of individual rights and economic freedom. I see Nikki Haley — former South Carolina governor and Ambassador to the United Nations — as a formidable presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2024. Real Clear Politics is reporting on a move that signals she…
    Donna Martinez, February 21, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: 36 Open U.S. House Seats So Far This Cycle

    The folks at Pew Research have posted interesting data about the upcoming U.S. House election. Pew writes that, as of late January, there are 36 open U.S. House seats — with possibly more to come. As of Jan. 28, 28 representatives (22 Republicans and six Democrats) have announced…
    Donna Martinez, January 31, 2020
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    Picture of the Day

    Fascinating data from Real Clear Politics.
    Donna Martinez, October 29, 2019
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    Politico: Here’s Who’s For Impeachment in NC Delegation

    According to politico.com, here are the members of the U.S. Congress who support impeaching President Donald Trump. The three representatives on the list are Reps. George “G.K.” Butterfield, Alma Adams, and David E. Price. This list is broken down by state and is current as of Sept. 24. The “g”…
    Donna Martinez, September 25, 2019
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    Memories of the passage of the N.C. Education Lottery

    Today’s surprise vote on the North Carolina budget bill reminded folks of the vote that authorized the lottery.  Here is an Associated Press clipping from the Rocky Mount Telegram about the passage of the lottery bill in the N.C. Senate:              …
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
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    Daily Tracking Poll: Trump at 51% Approval

    Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll for Monday, April 8: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing…
    Donna Martinez, April 8, 2019
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    Gallup: Dems Favor More Moderate Party, Republicans Favor More Conservative Party

    From Gallup’s survey after the mid-term election: Given a choice, 54% of rank-and-file Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents would prefer that their party move closer to the center, and 41% would rather it shift further left. At the same time, rank-and-file Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor a shift to the…
    Donna Martinez, December 20, 2018