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  • How Donald Trump seized the mantle of hope and change

    05/21/2017 10:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2017 | Daniel Allott
    ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — Looking back, the sign-stealers were a portent of sorts, an early indication that 2016 would be like no election in recent memory. While it is not uncommon for people to steal campaign signs from other people's lawns in the heat of an election campaign, normally people confiscate the signs of candidates they oppose. But something quite different happened in Robeson County, N.C., as Donald Trump started to gain traction in the presidential campaign. As Bo Biggs, treasurer of the county's Republican Party, tells it, "People were stealing [Trump] signs to put them in their own yard."...
  • Gingrich: "Very Short Night" If Trump Wins Michigan, Florida, North Carolina

    11/08/2016 11:16:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 8, 2016 | Tim Hains
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says election night could be "very short" if Donald Trump carries North Carolina, Florida and Michigan. "If Trump carries New Hampshire, it's game on," Gingrich said on Tuesday's 'Fox & Friends.' "At that point, if I were Hillary and her team, I will be very, very worried." "We're really in for a long night unless, as the poll that came out this morning suggests, he carries Michigan, in which case we're in for a very short night because at that point it will be very clear that Donald Trump is the next president," Gingrich said....
  • Whoa: New poll has Trump by seven in … North Carolina (T 51, C 44)

    11/01/2016 2:44:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 1, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Should we succumb to the temptation to freak out about an individual poll, which data nerds tell us we must never do? Or should we calmly remind ourselves that the polling average is usually a more reliable indicator of the state of the race than any one survey is? C’mon, it’s the final week. We’re entitled to a little freaking out. SurveyUSA has it Trump 51, Clinton 44: Almost a third of respondents in the WRAL News poll ranked trustworthiness as the most important consideration in voting for president. Positions on issues were rated most important by 40 percent, while...
  • Poll: Trump gains on Clinton in NC (Less than 1% difference)

    11/01/2016 12:38:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | November 1, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is nibbling away at Hillary Clinton’s lead in North Carolina, according to a new poll. The race between Clinton and Trump is now too close to call in Elon University’s latest survey of North Carolina. The Democratic nominee leads Trump 42 percent to 41.2 percent, well within the poll’s margin of error of 3.7 percentage points. In last month's version of the poll, Clinton led Trump by nearly 6 points. This latest survey of 710 likely voters was conducted before FBI Director James Comey announced on Friday that the bureau is reviewing a newly discovered...
  • Poll: Clinton Ahead in North Carolina; Virtual Tie in Ohio

    10/13/2016 6:31:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Mark Murray
    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by four points in North Carolina, while Trump is ahead by one in Ohio, according to two new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls of these states. In North Carolina, Clinton gets support from 45 percent of likely voters, Trump gets 41 percent, and Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 9 percent. (The Green Party's Jill Stein didn't qualify to make the ballot in the state.) [continued]
  • In N.C., Obama says Trump has disqualified himself for job at 7-Eleven

    10/11/2016 8:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 11, 2016 | David Nakamura, The Washington Post
    President Barack Obama eviscerated Donald Trump as unfit for the presidency during a raucous rally here for the Hillary Clinton campaign, shrugging off several interruptions from anti-Clinton hecklers as he sought to rally voters in a crucial swing state. Obama seemed to revel in his ridicule of the Republican nominee, mocking Trump for his loss of nearly $1 billion, his refusal to release his tax returns and his lewd comments about women. "The guy says stuff nobody would find tolerable if they were applying for a job at 7-Eleven," Obama said during a lengthy speech to a crowd of 7,700...
  • After lying low, Mike Pence delivered a sermon in support of Donald Trump

    10/10/2016 10:01:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 10, 2016 | Hunter Walker, National Correspondent
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After largely staying silent for the first few days of the firestorm that erupted after a leaked video showed his running mate making lewd comments about women, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence expressed strong support for Donald Trump on Monday. “It’s been an interesting few days,” Pence said as he began. Pence’s acknowledgment drew laughs and applause from the audience for his speech at a reception hall in Charlotte’s North Davidson arts district. “But I’ve got to tell you, I joined this campaign in a heartbeat because you have nominated a man for president who never quits,” Pence...
  • Polls Show Trump, Clinton Tied in Minnesota with Pennsylvania, North Carolina Tightening

    09/26/2016 12:25:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2016 | Neil W. McCabe
    Three Breitbart/Gravis state polls of likely voters — Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina — demonstrate how close the presidential election between Democrat Hillary R. Clinton and her GOP rival Donald J. Trump has become just before the first presidential debate. In Minnesota, Clinton and Trump are tied with each having 43 percent of the vote, said Doug Kaplan, the managing director of Gravis Marketing, the Florida-based polling firm that executed the poll. In Pennsylvania, Clinton leads Trump with 46 percent to his 43 percent, and in North Carolina the former first lady leads Trump 44 percent to the New York...
  • Donald Trump’s Duplin Co. campaign stop resonating with ENC residents

    09/20/2016 10:02:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WNCT-TV ^ | September 20, 2016 | Katie Harden
    KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Donald Trump made another campaign stop in Eastern North Carolina Tuesday afternoon, this time stumping in Duplin County. With a community just short of 900 people in Kenansville, the town was saturated with visitors for the rally. Nearly 10,000 people lining up to hear about Trump’s vision for the country. About 6,000 people packed inside the Duplin County Event Center and say they were not disappointed. “We’re going to make our country strong again,” says Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. “Our military will be greatly enhanced. And we’re going to make our country safe again. And we...
  • Small NC town prepares for Trump rally; Clinton postpones Chapel Hill event

    09/20/2016 7:28:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WNCN-TV ^ | September 20, 2016 | Staff
    KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A small Eastern North Carolina town is preparing for Donald Trump’s appearance Tuesday just as a Hillary Clinton event in Chapel Hill on Tuesday was postponed. Trump will hold a rally in Kenansville Tuesday just two weeks after making a stop in Greenville. The rally will be held at the Duplin County Event Center and it is likely to be the largest event ever held in Kenansville, with a population of about 855. Duplin County Schools announced on Monday they would be closing at noon Tuesday in anticipation of Trump’s visit. High amounts of traffic are...
  • Donald Trump plans Duplin County rally (North Carolina September 20th)

    09/15/2016 5:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Jacksonville Daily News ^ | September 15, 2016 | Staff
    The Republican presidential candidate will be stopping in Duplin County next week. Donald Trump will make a campaign stop at Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets, which are free, are available on a first come, first serve basis at donaldjtrump.com. There is a limit of two tickets per mobile number. This is the candidate’s first stop in Duplin County and the closest rally to Onslow. He has previously held events in Wilmington, Fayetteville and Greenville.
  • Watch: Clinton returns to the campaign trail in North Carolina after four day break

    09/15/2016 1:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    WTKR-TV ^ | September 15, 2016 | CNN Wire
    One of the last times the public saw Hillary Clinton, she was being helped into a van by her security detail, her knees buckling and body slouching over as she lost her balance. Four days after her near fainting spell, Clinton returns to the campaign Thursday — with little room for another misstep. After grudgingly following her doctor’s orders to slow down and rest to recuperate from pneumonia, and watching Donald Trump seize the spotlight and pull even or ahead in some key swing states such as Ohio, the Democratic presidential nominee has signaled she is eager to make a...
  • HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump Could Be Gaining In Key Swing States

    09/09/2016 2:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 9, 2016 | Natalie Jackson and Ariel Edwards-Levy
    Hillary Clinton’s prospects for a landslide victory have slid. Democrats’ attempts to take back the House remain a steeply uphill battle. And Americans are still worried about the threat of terrorism.This is HuffPollster for Friday, September 9, 2016. FLORIDA, OHIO, NORTH CAROLINA REMAIN CLOSE CONTESTS - National polls have shown Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump eroding slightly in the first week of September, and now it looks like a trio of crucial swing states might be following suit. Florida - A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday found Clinton and Trump tied at 47-47 in a two-way race, and 43-43 in...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • Last Night Was the Turning Point in Trump's Campaign

    08/19/2016 9:00:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Donald Trump cleared up one thing in his speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night: he is running to win. Throughout this very odd election cycle, some pundits have periodically suggested that Trump wasn't serious in his run for the presidency. First, it was said that he got into the race simply to garner publicity, to burnish his "brand." He himself, it was said, was surprised that he did so well in the primaries. When it became clear that he was poised to win the nomination, the story changed slightly. Now, he was said to be playing the buffoon because...
  • Trump Drops $4.9 Million on Paid Advertising

    08/18/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 18, 2016 | David Knowles
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-18/trump-drops-4-9-million-on-paid-advertising
  • SHOCK POLL: Trump At Over 30 Percent With Black Vote In North Carolina

    08/03/2016 10:22:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 4, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A poll released Wednesday of likely North Carolina voters shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton while at the same time gaining 32 percent of the black vote. Trump is ahead among all polled voters with 46 percent, followed by Clinton with 42 percent and Libertarian nominee Gov. Gary Johnson at six percent, according to the Civitas poll. Seven percent of likely voters polled are undecided. The GOP nominee is ahead with white voters with 47 percent, while Clinton has 38 percent of their support. While Clinton leads with black voters with 64 percent, but this poll shows Trump with larger...
  • Trump up in battleground states after convention, leads Clinton

    07/24/2016 3:32:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ticked up across battleground states following the Republican National Convention last week, according to the new CBS News Battleground Tracker Poll. Trump now has 42 percent support across the 11 battleground states surveyed — up from the 40 percent he had last week before the convention. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has 41 percent support, unchanged from last week's poll. According to the poll, 55 percent of Republicans said Trump's message at the convention made them feel hopeful, and about 40 percent said it made them feel enthusiastic. Among independents, 32 percent...
  • At N.C. Rally, Trump Calls FBI Decision a 'Tragedy,' Accuses Clinton of Bribery

    07/05/2016 8:16:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ali Vitali
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Trump shared the battleground state of North Carolina with Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama on Tuesday — and the GOP presumptive nominee used the proximity to take pot shots at the Democrats on a day that provided ample ammunition. Rousing an already boisterous crowd, Trump lambasted the FBI's recommendation not to pursue criminal charges against former Secretary of State Clinton, questioning "how can you possibly say no charges" to what Trump called the "Enron-style purge of her emails." Trump called Tuesday morning's announcement a "tragedy" and seized on FBI Director Comey's allegations that Clinton was...
  • Here’s President Obama’s “blunt” explanation for Hillary Clinton’s unpopularity

    07/05/2016 6:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vox ^ | July 5, 2016 | Jeff Stein
    Toward the end of a fiery speech endorsing Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, President Barack Obama asked his pumped-up audience in North Carolina for permission to speak candidly. "Let me be blunt. I want to be blunt. Can I be blunt?" Obama said, before appearing to make up his mind. "I'm going to be blunt." Obama then alluded to Clinton’s struggles on the campaign trail — "you know, Hillary's got her share of critics" — before offering what he previewed as his frank explanation of Clinton’s high unfavorable ratings: That's what happens when you're somebody who's actually in the arena. That's...