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Kay Hagan sinks lower in North Carolina polls
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/4/14 | Rebecca Berg

Posted on 03/04/2014 6:52:52 AM PST by cotton1706

Approval ratings continue to drop for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, who is seeking re-election in the key battleground state of North Carolina, according to a new poll.

The result of the latest Elon University Poll shows that approval of Hagan, now at roughly 33 percent, has declined in four consecutive polls.

"The trend suggests the senator will face a tougher-than-expected re-election battle this November," said Dr. Jason Husser, assistant director of the Elon University Poll.

Further troubling for Hagan is the roughly equivalent disapproval of her job performance by women and men. Thirty-three percent of women and 34 percent of men surveyed approved of Hagan's work.

Hagan has been pummelled for months by negative advertising. Americans For Prosperity, funded in part by the Koch brothers, has alone spent more than $8 million so far on advertising attacking Hagan -- more than the group has funneled to any other race so far this election cycle.

North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis is widely considered to be the Republican best positioned to face Hagan. He has received implicit support from national Republicans but must win a competitive primary race to become the party's nominee.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 03/04/2014 6:52:52 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Americans For Prosperity, funded in part by the Koch brothers,

"in part". Blah, blah blah.

2 posted on 03/04/2014 6:54:29 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: cotton1706
The result of the latest Elon University Poll shows that approval of Hagan, now at roughly 33 percent, has declined in four consecutive polls.

"The trend suggests the senator will face a tougher-than-expected re-election battle this November," said Dr. Jason Husser, assistant director of the Elon University Poll.

A gross understatement if I ever read one. 33% approval is "dead woman walking" status.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 6:58:11 AM PST by kabar
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To: Fido969

Also funded, in part, by Blennos.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 6:58:27 AM PST by Blennos
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To: Fido969

The Koch Brothers strike again. Whenever you go to a liberal blog or website more often than not the two entities that are mentioned the most are the Koch Brothers and FOX News. They drive the left nuts!


5 posted on 03/04/2014 7:02:43 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: kabar

I’m still suprised that Hagan, and Pryor, decided to run..


6 posted on 03/04/2014 7:03:04 AM PST by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: cotton1706

Good news!


7 posted on 03/04/2014 7:03:15 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: dowcaet

Do they EVER mention George Soros or ABCNNBCBS in that same vein?

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.......................I didn’t think so....................


8 posted on 03/04/2014 7:06:09 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: ken5050
Im not given how out of touch with reality those inside the beltway have become. It will be a good thing if us troglodytes, in their views, in the hinterland send them all packing.
9 posted on 03/04/2014 7:08:37 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cotton1706

Tillis is an experienced politician who wont make the gaffe that gives away the senate seat.

He is also a good guy.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 7:08:41 AM PST by staytrue
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To: ken5050

I am surprised the Dems allowed them to run.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 7:09:17 AM PST by kabar
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To: cotton1706

“How low can she go?” http://youtu.be/tESmeZBXKb0


12 posted on 03/04/2014 7:09:38 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Red Badger
Do they EVER mention George Soros or ABCNNBCBS in that same vein?

Of course not. They are part of the media approved ruling class. Soros is a "philanthropist" and the alphabet news are just neutral news sources, don't you know?

The Koch Brothers, OTOH, are evil capitalists. < / sarcasm >

But I do have to wonder why 1% more men than women approve of her performance. Maybe we need a breakdown of real men vs. girly men.

13 posted on 03/04/2014 7:14:48 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: cotton1706
I wonder if there is a magic poll number she has to reach before she drops out due to “health” or “family” and the Democrats bring in a ringer.
John Edwards?

Naa, the Democrats would never do that. s/

14 posted on 03/04/2014 7:16:44 AM PST by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: kabar
"The trend suggests the senator will face a tougher-than-expected re-election battle this November," said Dr. Jason Husser, assistant director of the Elon University Poll.

Yeah, Professor Husser is really going out on a limb there to be the first to tell us something we don't already know.

15 posted on 03/04/2014 7:34:29 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kabar
33% approval is "dead woman walking" status

There have been political ads for and against (mostly against) her on TV for a year or more.

I'll be glad to see her go. She's a real clod, never would have been elected in a year other than 2008, AND if Elizabeth Dole hadn't thrown the election.

And, her ads are bad enough so that Mrs WBill said "HEY! Wait a minute!!", and she never talks back to the TV. Something about Obamacare helping NC'ers keep their health insurance (Mrs WBill was booted out of hers, and the next best thing was 50% higher).

16 posted on 03/04/2014 7:37:06 AM PST by wbill
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To: cotton1706

Buh-bye Kate. Don’t let the door hit you on the a@@ on the way out.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 7:44:12 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red Badger

And here i was thinking I was the only one who journolisted Obama’s ABCNNBCBS that way! 8<)

(But I stick the BBC/PBS inside ABCNN


18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:53:20 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: cotton1706

Then God Bless the Koch brothers.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 8:05:09 AM PST by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: cotton1706

Watch Hagan drop out of the race. The Socialist Dems are applying pressure to Hagan for this purpose.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 8:07:08 AM PST by o2bfree (Lindsey Graham is left of South Carolina.)
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To: ken5050

Didn’t have much choice...the GOP in NC deserves a tremendous amount of credit for taking the fight to the opposition since 2008; that’s why they’re a majority party in the state and will send Kay Hagan home this fall.

I only wish the GOP in neighboring VA would follow the model and start winning elections again. We have a great opportunity this fall with Ed Gillespie, if the GOP-e and the Tea Party can quit bickering long enough to get behind him. If not, Mark Warner will be a senator-for-life, and a lot of us in the Old Dominion will be looking for employment and housing options in places like Tennessee.

As for Arkansas, Tom Cotton is a lightning-in-a-bottle candidate who only comes around so often. Whip smart; Harvard Law grad, former Army infantry officer and Ranger. Cut from the same cloth as Ted Cruz and tailor-made for a conservative electorate who’s ready to get rid of Mark Pryor. In fact, the only Dim who might give Cotton a run for his money is the current governor, Mike Beebe. But the governor will be 70 at the end of his current term, and there’s some belief that he’s ready to call it a career.

Put another way: outside of Mark Pryor, there are very few Dims in Arkansas who want to mount a losing battle against Tom Cotton. They are more that happy to let Pryor go down in flames and examine their options down the road. I can also say there are a fair number of Dims in Arkansas who are tired of the Pryors, who’ve gotten rich at the public trough.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 8:07:20 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: cotton1706
"...spent more than $8 million so far on advertising attacking Hagan -- more than the group has funneled to any other race so far this election cycle."

Yeah baby...you got to eat the elephant (or donkey in this case), 'one bite at a time!'

22 posted on 03/04/2014 8:17:08 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

I should trademark it.....................


23 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:22 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Tupelo
I wonder if there is a magic poll number she has to reach before she drops out due to “health” or “family” and the Democrats bring in a ringer. John Edwards?

If they don't have someone to take her out in a primary, they'll just have to tough it out, like they did with whats'ername in Arkansas last time.
24 posted on 03/04/2014 8:29:26 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: cotton1706

Got to get the obligatory “Koch Brothers” comment in there, don’t they. The Examiner is fairly conservative, so I don’t understand why they did it.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 8:55:38 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: staytrue

So why did he pass an amnesty bill?


26 posted on 03/04/2014 8:09:29 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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