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    ESAs: What do North Carolinians think?

    Posted in Education, Polling By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are an increasingly popular tool for expanding educational opportunity.  Two states, Arizona and Florida, currently operate ESA programs. Three other states — Mississippi, Tennessee and Nevada recently approved laws to create ESA programs — while a number of other states are considering ESA legislation.  ESAs are funded by transferring a percentage […]

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    The Truth about Polls and ID for Illegals

    Posted in Immigration, Miscellaneous, Polling By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    We hear through the grapevine that some people are citing our most recent online survey to say NC voters would like to grant drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Online surveys aren't meant to be scientific studies of public opinion, but rather ways of letting people express their views […]

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    How Tillis Could Win … and How Hagan Could

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Polling By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Our latest poll shows that state House Speaker Thom Tillis is leading Sen. Kay Hagan in the race for the Senate. He leads her 39 to 36 percent, with Libertarian Sean Haugh getting 8 percent. Considering only Hagan and Tillis, the latter led by 5 points. It's important to understand some of the underlying factors. […]

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    New Gallup Poll: 72% Say Big Government Biggest Threat

    Posted in Polling By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Politico reports on news from a recent Gallup poll showing that an overwhelming majority of Americans agree with the Civitas Institute that the biggest threat to the country's future is big government. Nearly three-quarters of Americans identify big government as the greatest threat to the country’s future, according to a new poll. The 72 percent […]

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    Calling All Twentysomethings

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    As a conservative “twentysomething,” I took great pride in helping NC go red in the last presidential election. The President’s approval rating is not only dropping overall, but he is also losing steam with the 18-24 age group. But, if support for a liberal president is sliding among young people,  it’s not because they are fleeing […]

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