Civitas Review

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    What If Trump Thinks He's Already Won?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    One of my colleagues, Demi Dowdy, and I were talking about whether Donald Trump would lead a third-party movement, which the Republican presidential hopeful has said he wouldn’t do. I said I doubted Trump, who loves "winning," would try such a bid, which would be doomed to fail.  That would  make Trump a loser, and […]

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    Is Trump’s Lead Still Solid?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking, Polling By demidowdy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    The battle for the GOP nomination continues with last night’s third debate, spitefully “moderated” by CNBC. (By the way, there was nothing “moderate” or fair about most of the questions asked last night.)

    Despite political pundits hailing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as triumphant, the American public seem to disagree, at least online. Every poll, from Drudge to TIME, has named Donald Trump as the winner of last night’s debate. He also came across as much more reserved, agreeable, and far less brash. No one can argue that there is more substance there.

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    Top GOP Candidates Zero in on North Carolina

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By demidowdy | Tagged , , , ,

    As the GOP field begins to winnow, the top contenders for the Republican nomination have had their eyes on our own state of North Carolina.

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    Perdue Sets Tone for Democrats; Voters Seek Alternative Course

    Posted in Polling By Jason Sutton | Tagged , , , , ,

    The September poll results released today by Civitas clearly define where GOP support for General Assembly races is found: Governor Perdue’s unfavorable rating of 45%. One must assume it is no accident that the GOP leads on the generic ballot for state legislature with 44%.  Similarly, 45% of voters say the state GOP shares their […]

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    Today's Rally: Astroturf?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jason Sutton | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    The Tea Party has been accused of being astroturf – a term used to describe protests that are little more than conjured up passion by some organized interest group.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that the Tea Party and its opposition to the landmark health care legislation at town hall events last year was […]

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