Skip to comments.Republican Senate Primary Tied in NC; Tillis' Numbers Drop (Tillis is the Establishment guy!)
Posted on 03/12/2014 5:28:44 AM PDT by cotton1706
A new poll finds that the North Carolina Republican primary in the race for the United States Senate is likely headed for a run-off unless one candidate breaks away in these final eight weeks before voters cast their ballots.
Tom Jensen, of Public Policy Polling in Raleigh, says that state House Speaker Thom Tillis, who was the front runner last month, has seen a drop in support. Hes now tied for the Republican Senate nomination with OBGYN Greg Brannon at 14 percent.
That is a big change from a month ago when we had Tillis up 20 percent to 13 percent [from the closest challengers]. He has had kind of a rough month and with eight candidates, and all of them so closely bunched together, it is looking more and more likely that this is going to be headed for a run-off, Jensen says.
Tillis drew some negative attention recently for his comments on Obamacare and the minimum wage. He said that he didnt think there should be a minimum wage and expressed that Obamacare is a great idea that cant be paid for. Jensen says these views were not received favorably by Republican voters.
The general election picture for the Senate race continues to look like a toss-up as well, Jensen explains, with every potential match-up within two percentage points.
The poll shows a slight improvement for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan compared to a month ago. She leads Tillis 45 percent to 43 percent. In February, she trailed in head-to-head comparisons with all of the Republicans challengers except one.
Definitely the overall big picture is that this is one of the closest races in the country, and it could go either way.
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The Establishment has been throwing everything and the kitchen sink at Brannon...and he's STILL tying their guy.
With Kay Hagan dropping in the polls, the republican nominee will likely be the next US Senator.
Greg Brannon for Senate!
I’m in to defeat Hagan. Everyone who mentions voting for her to me, I bust out the Obamacare endorsement and tie it neatly around her neck.
Everyone who mentions voting for her to me, I bust out the Obamacare endorsement and tie it neatly around her neck.
I’m curious ..... what reaction (if any) do you get from these people when you do this?
usually a brush off. I don’t aim to debate them on it, as much as make them aware of her advocacy of the program.
Toll Road Tillis can ride the swirl down and out, too. NC deserves better.
Several Obama voters I an acquainted with carefully and obviously avoid anything “Obama” like the plague .... don’t want to talk about it. At least one “I Love My Obamacare” sticker has also disappeared off a car. As I said, just curious. Lack of desire to ‘engage’ on their part I consider a good sign - some of these folks previously were rabid cheerleaders for anything “Obama”.
I agree with you. They guy has made a mess out of everything he’s touched.
Obama = the Master of Disaster
Adult son just moved to NC. looks like mom needs to send him a note about the DR.
He is in the medical world, he will make the right choice, just needs a note to know mom is reminding him to stay conservative..and he will, cause he was raised right...lol
Greg wins in a runoff. He needs Mike Lee to come a stump for him. That would really help.
What’s the Brannon-investment advice suit about?
Gives me some pause.
“Whats the Brannon-investment advice suit about?
Gives me some pause.”
Supposedly, he and his partner misled some investors. But only Brannon was found to be liable, his partner was left untouched. And it popped up PRECISELY at the point when Brannon tied or exceeded Tillis against Hagen, just as Bevin’s TARP signature popped up PRECISELY at the point where he tied or exceeded McConnell against Grimes.
I think it was a setup and a sham. I think somebody was waiting to pounce just when it would do the most damage.
And despite this, Brannon is still tied with Tillis. And the Establishment is probably beside itself.
“She’s another stinky floater who rode the rising obama tide into office and will swirl down and out when the handle is pulled to flush the toilet in November.”
But she had a lot of “help” from worthless Liddy Dole didn’t she?
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