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Sen. Kay Hagan now trailing all of her Republican challengers in North Carolina
Hotair ^ | 01/15/2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 01/15/2014 11:44:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind

It wasn’t so very long ago — as in, last September — that Democratic senator and enthusiastic ObamaCare cheerleader Kay Hagan was posting fairly comfortable margins leading all of the Republican challengers to her reelection bid this year. Cue the ObamaCare initiation sequence, however, and that all started to change pretty quickly. These past few months have been whittling away at her erstwhile lead, and even as the Republican primary race is starting to solidify, Public Policy Polling‘s latest update indicates that all of her potential opponents are seriously gaining on her:

For the first time in our polling of the North Carolina Senate race, presumptive frontrunner Thom Tillis has opened a little bit of space between himself and the rest of his opponents in the Republican primary. Tillis now leads the field with 19% to 11% for Greg Brannon and Heather Grant, 8% for Mark Harris, and 7% for Bill Flynn. …

39% of voters in the state say they approve of the job Hagan is doing to 49% who disapprove. She has 1 or 2 point deficits against each of her potential GOP foes. She’s down by 1 to Heather Grant (42/41) and Thom Tillis (43/42), and trails by 2 against the rest of the field (43/41 against Greg Brannon and Mark Harris, 44/42 against Bill Flynn.)

Hagan’s main issue is that with independents she has a 30/56 approval rating and trails all of her opponents by double digits. Unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act seems to be driving much of her trouble. Only 38% of voters in the state overall support it to 48% who are opposed, and independents are more against it than the overall electorate at 31/57.

As of PPP’s mid-December poll, Hagan was still leading the now-frontrunning Tillis by two points, but he’s already been campaigning hard against her ObamaCare record and it would appear that all of her recent attempts to temper her longstanding support for President Obama’s crowning legislative achievement have been for naught.

I’m sure Hagan is mighty glad to have the Senate in-session as an excuse not to show up and support President Obama when he hits North Carolina for his umpteenth economic pivot today, but Republicans certainly won’t let her off the hook that easily:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; election2014; election2016; elections; kayhagan; northcarolina; senate

1 posted on 01/15/2014 11:44:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bogus polls for Tillis. He performed pathetically in a straw poll recently, landing behind everyone. Tillis, who is Rove’s preferred candidate will lose just like all of Rove’s other candidates from 2012.

BRANNON FOR SENATE!


2 posted on 01/15/2014 11:46:12 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

Still not enough, its still in the margin of Dem fraud, the Republican candidate has to be up by at least 10+ to defeat the massive voter fraud that will be occurring


3 posted on 01/15/2014 11:50:20 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

~~~It wasn’t so very long ago — as in, last September — that Democratic senator and enthusiastic ObamaCare cheerleader Kay Hagan was posting fairly comfortable margins leading all of the Republican challengers to her reelection bid this year. Cue the ObamaCare initiation sequence, however, and that all started to change pretty quickly.~~~

Karma, baby.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 11:52:02 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

So who is the (true) CONSERVATIVE candidate for the Republican nomination?


5 posted on 01/15/2014 11:54:02 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Dr. Greg Brannon


6 posted on 01/15/2014 11:55:21 AM PST by JohnnyM
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To: SeekAndFind

...and then Obama comes into town today and gives her a shout out. LOL


7 posted on 01/15/2014 11:56:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

She should campaign by dressing in sack cloth, tossing ashes on herself, beating herself with twigs...all the while screaming “MEA CULPA”. That’s the winning strategy for this loser.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 12:07:08 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hagan’s main issue is that with independents she has a 30/56

Every kiss-off begins with KAY.....................

9 posted on 01/15/2014 12:09:43 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Get rid of her.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 12:10:47 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: SeekAndFind

the key is for the Republicans to not savage each other to the point where they are damaged and the crappy Democrat ends up looking good.

While I didn’t like Romney, I believe the dirty campaigns republicans ran against each other put an unelectable, damaged candidate as the nominee.

IMHO....


11 posted on 01/15/2014 12:18:01 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: JohnnyM

“Dr. Greg Brannon”
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So Brannon is the Tea Party “favorite”. And Tillis is the GOPe favorite. I checked NC’s election laws and there will be a run-off unless the top vote getter in the Republican primary has at least 40% of the vote.

So the strategy is to keep Tillis below 40% in the May 6, 2014 Republican primary and have Greg Brannon be (at least) the second highest vote getter. Then Tillis and Brannon proceed to a run-off with the conservative vote coalescing around Brannon to give him the victory. This was the Ted Cruz strategy in Texas last cycle—let’s hope for another Tea Party victory in 2014 in this Senatorial election to replace Hagen.


12 posted on 01/15/2014 12:23:18 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Sad but true.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 12:29:05 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

HAVE NO FEAR...

The SEOU/OFA organs will provide the craziest of the R bunch with lots of money, then their National Media Minions will tear them apart after the Primary.

That’s the way it’s done now.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 12:29:31 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ahhhh — there’s GOOD NEWS tonight!

One more “endorsement” from obozo oughta do the trick!


15 posted on 01/15/2014 12:40:56 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Inevitably, one of the losing republican primary candidates will be butt-hurt, change part affiliation to “I”, and split the conservative vote.
16 posted on 01/15/2014 1:12:15 PM PST by Washi (Stop Obama's War On Jobs)
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