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Kay Hagan sinks lower in North Carolina polls
The Washington Examiner ^ | March 4, 2014 | Rebececa Berg

Posted on 03/08/2014 9:57:45 AM PST by Clintonfatigued

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.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; americans4prosperity; democratcare; donkeycare; elections; jackasscare; kochbrothers; nc2014; northcarolina; polls; senateraces

1 posted on 03/08/2014 9:57:45 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

If Kay Hagan were to sink any lower, she’d be underground. I just wish that Republicans have a better field of contenders. Maybe they can find a last-minute entrant like Cory Gardner in Colorado.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 10:00:51 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Has North Carolina learned from its brief affair with blue state status? Turning New Yorkers and M*ssholes around at the NC/VA border would be a step in the right direction.


3 posted on 03/08/2014 10:01:19 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Greg Brannon is excellent and has Mike Lee’s endorsement


4 posted on 03/08/2014 10:07:26 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Hagan has been pummeled for months by negative advertising.”

Is it really negative advertising if an ad simply points out extremely bad legislation that Hagan promoted and voted for, legislation she and her compatriots blatantly lied through their teeth about, legislation that has had horrific consequences for her constituents?


5 posted on 03/08/2014 10:17:02 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
All she has to do is wrap herself in an ObamaCare flag, which her party leadership has declared will be an advantage this election cycle.
6 posted on 03/08/2014 10:18:37 AM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Rebecca, you ignorant slut. Don’t you know that the Eeeeevil Koch Bros. have given more money to Democrats than Republicans? It’s terrible to go through life getting your information from Harry Reid and the New York Times. It just tells us you’re a stupid sock puppet for the Left.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 10:23:40 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: who knows what evil?

Maybe the North Carolina Governor needs to follow Cumo’s example and announce if you don’t like guns, if you like killing babies, if you don’t believe marriage is between one man and one woman, if you like borrowing to the point where future generations will have to live like serfs you don’t belong here.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 10:31:42 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I like it!


9 posted on 03/08/2014 10:36:26 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

good news...

will be glad to see her lose. so looking forward to Nov. and hopefully we have both Houses of Congress and in 1016 take the White House..maybe American can then begin RECOVERY.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 11:07:14 AM PST by haircutter
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To: Clintonfatigued

During the 1992 elections, the Democrats’ motto was ‘’It’s the economy, stupid!’’

Now, as the 2014 elections approach, the Democrats’ motto is ‘’It’s the Koch brothers, stupid!’’

The Democrats are losing their minds as well as their approval ratings.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 11:32:55 AM PST by Bluestocking
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To: Clintonfatigued
I'm going to say something really out there. I'm so fed up with the lack of quality of female US Senators, we should defeat as many as possible and not elect any more of them until there's a clean sweep. They're acting like a quilting bee that votes in ways that please each other but seem to have nothing to do with the principles for which they were elected. Not one of them has shown any leadership potential or (for the 'pubs) any inclination to stand by Ted Cruz and the other conservative US Senators.

So if they can defeat dem Hagen with a conservative 'pub male, that's about as good as it gets.

12 posted on 03/08/2014 11:40:22 AM PST by grania
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To: Clintonfatigued

Lol @ the cheap shot at the Koch Brothers. Got to incorporate them in anyway they can. Of course you never see “Soros backed” or “Soros funded” when discussing support if liberal candidates...


13 posted on 03/08/2014 11:46:51 AM PST by gopno1
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To: Bluestocking

How about conservatives just say, “It’s Obamacare, Stupid”


14 posted on 03/08/2014 11:57:10 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead

1. Speaker Thom Tillis is perfectly capable of beating Hagan like a rented mule.

2. The filing deadline was February 28.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 12:30:46 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Taken off the good ship USS Obamacare...

Every democrat has one around their neck...

16 posted on 03/08/2014 12:42:11 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Clintonfatigued








if you want to keep your doctor
I want my piece of the action






17 posted on 03/08/2014 1:10:28 PM PST by devolve (- Tell Vladimir after my erection I have more FLEXIBILITY -- I need more SPACE - BHO Jr -)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

A possible source of the all the Tillis haterade (besides the dreaded mark of Rove) may be his curbstomping of an incumbent Republican State Rep. in the 2006 primary.

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/06/4744098/senate-candidate-thom-tillis-first.html

http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=304776

Rhodes was appearent


18 posted on 03/08/2014 1:33:36 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: grania
That is way out there. I'd be thrilled to see Kay Hagan unseated by a conservative pro-life, pro-gun, patriotic woman. There is a candidate named Heather Grant who's running, but I don't know if she's a viable candidate.

I'd like to see a lot more conservative Republican women on Capital Hill. Your problem is that militant feminists are overrepresented among women on Capital Hill because conservative women can't get the fundraising needed. There are a number of them running for the House this year.

19 posted on 03/08/2014 1:34:20 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Impy

It’s curious that on OurCampaigns (leftist), Rhodes was listed as “least effective”, yet elsewhere, he was regarded as a highly effective Conservative who helped to shine a spotlight on the unholy RINO-Rodent power arrangement.

I’ve endorsed Brannon. I’ve had more than a bellyful of establishment types in high office.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 1:38:10 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj

To finish that sentence, Rhodes was apparently well liked by conservative activists.

Amusingly, a liberal blog that calls Tillis “radical” and “far right”, pegs Rhodes as the “more reasonable Republican” that Tillis beat.


21 posted on 03/08/2014 1:40:36 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Apparently Tillis denies that he was recruited by the sleazy ex-Speaker Morgan for the sole purpose of removing a “thorn from his butt.” Maybe we can get a two-fer, defeating Tillis in the Senate primary and having Rhodes make a comeback for his old seat (presuming he’s still in that district).


22 posted on 03/08/2014 1:44:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Impy

I know Tillis is a promoter of “a middle way in immigration reform.” You know what that means don’t you.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 1:46:54 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Filing is closed, Rhodes isn’t running for that State House seat (or anything AFAIK).

http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=797102

3 candidates are. Sharon Hudson is mentioned in that article I linked to.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 1:50:14 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Kelly Ayotte from NH went to the US Senate as a conservative woman. She was backstabbing us before she even finished unpacking in DC, and hasn't looked back.

If a woman is conservative, let her prove herself with a voting record in the HOR and a history of standing with Ted Cruz and other constitutional conservatives.

25 posted on 03/08/2014 2:49:22 PM PST by grania
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To: txrefugee
Rebecca, you ignorant slut. Don’t you know that the Eeeeevil Koch Bros. have given more money to Democrats than Republicans? It’s terrible to go through life getting your information from Harry Reid and the New York Times. It just tells us you’re a stupid sock puppet for the Left.

The fact that the Koch's have spent more on this race than any other does not contradict your claim and certainly does not make Rebecca an "ignorant slut".

26 posted on 03/08/2014 4:31:37 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: gopno1

Your Post #13. Good point.


27 posted on 03/08/2014 7:19:31 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: I_be_tc

I was going to post the same reply. You beat me to it.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 7:20:04 PM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: BfloGuy
The fact that the Koch's have spent more on this race than any other...

See, that is exactly how she wanted her readers to take it. AforP spent the money. The Kochs did not.

29 posted on 03/10/2014 9:36:20 AM PDT by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

How conservative is Tillis?


30 posted on 03/10/2014 9:41:07 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Thom Tillis has solidly conservative issue positions; but more importantly, he doesn’t just talk the talk, he has walked the walk. Tillis has a remarkable record of achievement as Speaker, spearheading a conservative revolution in NC. When the GOP achieved a majority after 2010 (for the first time since Reconstruction), but when the governor was a Democrat who could veto conservative bills, he still got a few measures passed with veto overrides, and obtained the votes to place the NC Marriage Amendment on the ballot for a May 2012 vote (it was approved by the voters with 61%). Moreover, due to the fact that the NC Constitution does not allow the governor to veto redistricting plans, Tillis and his fellow Republicans obtained passage of redistricting maps for the state house and senate that cement 60%-70% GOP majorities in both houses for at least the next decade (and since the maps pretty much guarantee that Republicans will control both houses after each subsequent census, they can just redraw the maps again each decade to remain in power in perpetuity), and of a redistricting map for Congress that turned an 8-5 Democrat U.S. House delegation into a 10-3 GOP U.S. House delegation (it currently is 9-4 GOP because Democrat Mike McIntyre held on by like 700 votes in 2012, but he already announced his retirement and the seat is not rated “safe Republican”). And with a Republican governor being sworn in in January 2013, Tillis has shepherded an incredible amount of conservative legislation through the House, on voter ID and other election matters, abortion, labor relations, taxes, environmental issues, etc.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 8:09:42 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Oh...the evil Koch Brothers!!


32 posted on 03/10/2014 8:11:07 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Thank you for the information about Thom Tillis.

Are the polls showing that he is ahead of Kay Hagen?


33 posted on 03/10/2014 8:13:12 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Even though PPP (run by NC Democrat Tom Jensen) is pretty much the only company that has been polling the state, Tillis has been slightly ahead of Hagan in recent polls. Hagan can’t even poll at 45% despite PPP oversampling Obama voters and blacks; she is on her way out the door.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 2:32:45 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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