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Final PPP poll shows Tillis down, Brannon & Harris up in GOP Senate primary (NC)
WECT-TV ^ | May 05, 2014 | Jon Evans

Posted on 05/05/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by Qbert

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) – Greg Brannon and Mark Harris showed improved numbers while Thom Tillis saw his support slip in the final Public Policy Polling survey of the North Carolina Republican Senate primary campaigns.

In a PPP poll done April 26-28, Tillis had support from 46 percent of the responders, with Brannon at 20 percent and Harris at 11 percent. In the final poll done over the May 3-4 weekend, Tillis had the support of 40 percent, with Brannon up to 28 percent and Harris at 15 percent. The 40 percent mark would keep Tillis at the level he needs to secure the nomination without having to go through a July runoff election.

According to a news release sent with the PPP data, Brannon and Harris saw increases as voters report having seen more from their campaigns. Both men had an 8-9 point increase in the percentage that have seen their TV ads.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: brannon; gregbrannon; markharris; tillis

1 posted on 05/05/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert
The PPP survey also found that negative ads against Tillis seemed to have an impact on his favorability rating

Hard to believe the Kay Hagan ads could hurt Thom Thillis. The splicing of the tape sounded like a parody of an attack ad.

2 posted on 05/05/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Qbert

Tillis is a bad candidate for November. Hagan vs Hagan lite.

Tillis will fix immigration and fix Obamacare.

Hagan sees a path to victory through the RINO.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/vulnerable-democratic-sen-kagan-runs-anti-obamacare-attack-ads-against-gop-contender/2014/05/05/40b8dce4-d38c-11e3-95d3-3bcd77cd4e11_story.html


3 posted on 05/05/2014 8:26:25 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Qbert

My first wish is that Tillis DOES NOT get 40% of the primary vote.

My 2nd wish is that Greg Brannon DOES get 40% of the vote.

My educated guess would be that my first wish will come true but that my 2nd wish will not come true.

Therefore my 3rd wish is that Greg Brannon buries Tillis in a landslide in the runoff.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 8:26:37 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“Hagan sees a path to victory through the RINO.”

You are kind of a dummy. Hagan is bashing Tillis because she wants to run against someone else besides Tillis.

from the article:

“But the warnings didn’t come from any of the seven opponents Tillis will face in Tuesday’s GOP primary, where he has been regularly attacked as not conservative enough. Instead, they were paid for by Sen. Kay Hagan, a Democrat who will face the eventual GOP nominee in November.”


5 posted on 05/05/2014 8:35:39 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: House Atreides

That’s about right.


6 posted on 05/05/2014 8:38:04 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: staytrue

I don’t agree with you…Hagan’s ads would only appeal to lo fo Dem voters and would not have much of an impact on Republican voters. I think her supporters assume she’ll face Tillis, period.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 8:40:12 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Qbert

So, who do we want?


8 posted on 05/05/2014 8:42:32 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: staytrue

I can see that theory. But if Tillis wins with 41% she is on to a good strategy. There is going to be some angry voters who wanted to at least have the RINO earn it through a runoff.


9 posted on 05/05/2014 8:50:11 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: FrdmLvr

I want a runoff with Brannon. Make Tillis earn it. I think people will be happier in the end if they have a runoff.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 8:50:54 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

"Tillis is a bad candidate for November. Hagan vs Hagan lite.

Tillis will fix immigration and fix Obamacare."

Yep. We already have enough little GOP-e muppets bowing down to the Chamber of Amnesty to "fix" Obamacare. We don't need anymore.

11 posted on 05/05/2014 8:51:36 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

“I want a runoff with Brannon. Make Tillis earn it....”
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If it goes to a runoff, Tillis will lose to Brannon. And that will happen in spite of massive national GOPe support for Tillis.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 8:56:05 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Qbert

There was a big rally with Rand Paul today. Let’s hope the GR is fired up enough to keep Tillis under 40%. After that, he’s toast.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 8:59:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Qbert

Establishment lowlifes literally throwing everything including the kitchen sink into stopping Brannon. If he wins, McDaniel and others are in with a very real shot.

If Tillis wins, Rove will do a victory lap and more money from his chamber of crony capitalism buddies. We all know if Brannon wins, Karlo will knee-cap him on Fox.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 9:30:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: House Atreides

He will. If there is a runoff, it’s lights out for Tillis and Rove.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 9:32:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: staytrue

Hagan would crush Tillis in the same way Kaine crushed Allen.


16 posted on 05/05/2014 9:32:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: MUDDOG

Hagan fears Tillis. She is rooting for Brannon. I hope this is not Sharon Angle or Christine O’Donnell redux or De ja vu.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 10:11:34 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: entropy12

“Hagan fears Tillis. She is rooting for Brannon I hope this is not Sharon Angle or Christine O’Donnell redux or De ja vu.”
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The League for the Protection of Endangered RINOs has checked in.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 10:52:38 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: entropy12

Vote Brannon in today’s republican primary not the Rove candidate. If he ends up winning this thing make sure he doesn’t talk about the following subjects with off the cuff answers abortions in cases of rape, witches, Donald Sterling/ any issue about race, illegal immigration, etc. or any wild personal charges, not paying taxes, how he made his money.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:36 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: entropy12

They have to have a runoff first which Tillis could still win.

Sharron Angle beat Sue Lowden 40-30.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 11:13:01 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Steelers6

i just voted for Brannon, as did my wife.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 4:21:46 AM PDT by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.a)
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To: I-ambush

good for you.

I hope you saw the movie “the hunger games, catching fire”

And when November comes “Just rememeber who the real enemy is”


22 posted on 05/06/2014 5:41:58 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: entropy12

Down with Hagan!


23 posted on 05/06/2014 7:46:56 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: House Atreides

Nope, the league of patriots who hate losing has shown up!

Remember these losers:

Partial list of Prominent losing candidates:

Sarah Palin, ran for VP
Ken Cuccinelli, governor
Todd Akin, Senate
Richard Mourdock, Senate
Sharron Angle, Senate
Christine O’Donnell, Senate
George Allen, Senate
Joe Miller, Senate
Ken Buck, Senate
Alan West, House
Doug Hoffman, House
JD Hayworth, Primary
Barry Goldwater, President

I am tired of losing winnable elections by dissing the so called RINO’s with losers. This is why we have Harry Reid calling shots in the senate and stopping all the good bills from House. And why we have president Zero using his pen to bypass congress.

May be you like losing elections, I do not.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 12:59:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Sharron Angle beat Sue Lowden 40-30.

And that helped get the bastage Harry Reid in position of power. Was very dumb move to run a politically dumb candidate like Sharon Angle. Wishful thinking is not the shortest route to victory.

25 posted on 05/06/2014 1:03:49 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: entropy12

You are nuts. I notice your list fails to include the endless stream of establishment losers. Not counting the Bush-era morons who lost in a wave circa 2006-8, how about Denny Rehberg, Tommy Thompson, Linda Lingle, Linda McMahon, Rick Berg, Pete Hoekstra and on and on and on and on.

Tillis thinks Obamacare was a “Good Idea”. He tried to force the exchanges onto NC but was thankfully stopped by the senate. He’s been endorsed by Commie Core Jeb. Brannon BEATS Hagan in the polls. Tillis LOSES to Hagan in the polls.
If you’re a patriot who hates losing, then so is Karl Rove. Nothing could be funnier! If you want more Juan McLames in the senate, go for it. Most here will support the Ted Cruz types.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 4:04:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: I-ambush

Good. Unfortunately, the shills are out in full force for Toll-road Tillis.


27 posted on 05/06/2014 4:05:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: entropy12

My point was that runoffs usually stop troubled candidates and sometimes RINOs. Lowden would have outspent Angle and maybe won.

Akin may have lost if he had to face Steelman or Brunner.

I think Tillis would have beaten Brannon in a runoff because of the jury verdict. Im happy Tillis only won 46%. He will have problems beating Hagan because he is such a RINO.

McConnell can’t let amnesty pass if he wants to survive.


28 posted on 05/06/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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