National Politics - 2016

North Carolina Is … Donald Trump Country?

“THE DONALD” CONTINUES TO SCORE WITH GOP PRIMARY VOTERS || By FITSNEWS || Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump is the new frontrunner for the “Republican” presidential nomination in North Carolina.  Meanwhile U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is drawing just one percent support in the Tar Heel State – despite growing…


|| By FITSNEWS || Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump is the new frontrunner for the “Republican” presidential nomination in North Carolina.  Meanwhile U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is drawing just one percent support in the Tar Heel State – despite growing up just a few miles away from its border.

Trump is receiving the support of 16 percent of North Carolina GOP primary voters – ahead of establishment favorites Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, and Scott Walker, the current governor of Wisconsin. Bush and Walker both received the support of 12 percent of “Republican” voters, putting them in a tie for second place according to the poll, which was conducted by Raleigh, N.C.-based Public Policy Polling.

From the survey …

Trump’s favorability rating in North Carolina is 55/32, much higher than we were finding in national polls prior to his entry into the race. Trump’s really caught fire with voters on the far right – 66 percent of ‘very conservative’ voters see him favorably to only 24 percent with a negative view of him. Trump is polling particularly well with younger voters (29 percent) and men (20 percent).

“Three weeks after his candidacy announcement Donald Trump just seems to be getting stronger,” said Dean Debnam, PPP president. “It may just be a matter of time before the novelty wears off, but it hasn’t yet.”

The rest of the field?  Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (11 percent), retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (9 percent), U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida (9 percent), U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky (7 percent), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (6 percent), New Jersey governor Chris Christie (5 percent), former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (4 percent), and former Texas governor Rick Perry (2 percent).

Graham received one percent support, along with Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania.

Former New York governor George Pataki and Ohio governor John Kasich each received less than one percent support.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton leads U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont by a 55-20 percent margin – although Clinton has seen her support plunge by eight percentage points over the last month.

North Carolina is one of a dozen states which will hold primary or caucus elections on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 (a.k.a. “Super Tuesday”).

How do its voters feel about the general election?

All of the general election match ups in North Carolina are close with Clinton trailing 5 of the Republican hopefuls, leading 4 of them, and tied with one.

The strongest GOP hopefuls for the general election, leading Clinton by 4, are Mike Huckabee at 49/45 and Scott Walker at 47/43. Ben Carson leads her by 3 at 47/44, and Marco Rubio and Rand Paul each have 1 point leads at 47/46 and 46/45 respectively.

The weakest Republicans in the state are Donald Trump and Chris Christie who each trail Clinton by 3 points at 47/44 and 46/43 respectively. Also trailing Clinton are Jeb Bush at 45/43 and Ted Cruz at 47/46. Clinton’s tie comes with Carly Fiorina at 45 percent.

PPP surveyed 529 registered voters (288 Republican primary voters and 286 Democratic primary) voters from July 2-6.  Its margin of error for the primary races is plus or minus 5.8 percentage points.  Its margin of error in assessing sentiment regarding the general election is plus or minus 4.3 percent.


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Different Year, Same Clowns July 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Every election, the same freaks come out to make a mockery the Republican party, and the voters welcome them in with open arms. Come on, guys, admit that these guys damage the image of the few serious Republican contenders and are nothing but a distraction from conservative values. Reject these fools lest you be lumped in with them.

Help! July 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Too late.

shifty henry July 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

Is that a tank I see across the road and behind that road sign?

Bible Thumper July 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Can’t see it, but if I did, it would be called a still. Notice, no potholes?

sparklecity July 8, 2015 at 5:12 pm

I told you you were going to go blind if you didn’t quit that shit…………LOL!

sparklecity July 8, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Actually I should have typed…LMAO!!!!!!!
You’d think I was a “newbee” or something…………….

sparklecity July 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Almost looks like one don’t it?
Resembles the old WWII Stuart light tank to me
Actually I think the back of that sign has a lot to do with it but good catch as always
*****Plus, that road looks like it was made for motorsikle riding!!!******
Just might be US 321 on the Tennessee/NC line heading towards Boone…..
Ah, NC two lane mountain roads!!!!!

SCBlues July 9, 2015 at 5:23 am

Probably a junk car or still.

shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 7:52 am

Or could be a NC trooper?

idiotwind July 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

yeah! i recognize the shot from Fury. maybe that was filmed in NC so they could find lots of nazi extras.

shifty henry July 9, 2015 at 12:02 pm

‘so they could find lots of nazi extras.’ —— ya’ got me laffin’ out loud..!!

RadioUranus July 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Donald Trump is a veritable messiah to those who dream of a leader as asinine as them.

Rocky July 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Are freakin’ kidding me? This guy is better than Santa Claus.

Fail July 8, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Ha! This is incredible news. I guess the sensible republicans have given up on 2016 and now it’s just the real loonies invested in this shit show. That’s what you get for getting bed with those fools in the 80’s.

Now, dammit! July 8, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Can we just have the primaries and debates now? It’s going to so much fun watching these goofballs try to out do each other.

Fart in church July 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

I just want to hear a billionaire trying to sell tax cuts for the wealthy to the voters. That should go well for him. That’s about all the republicans have left and the primaries are a year away…

Rocky July 8, 2015 at 8:56 pm

He starts off with – “I can worry about that 47% – I can’t force them to take responsibility for their own lives” and then generally goes downhill from there.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 8, 2015 at 8:19 pm

“This is the end….beautiful friend…”

Elfego July 8, 2015 at 9:21 pm

If everyone with Common Sense is considered far right we sure are lacking in this country!

Interstellar Hitchhiker July 9, 2015 at 6:23 am

Where is the SC Poll? I imagine Trump is doing quite well here, too. The first show will be live from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on August 6th and televised on Fox News. It features only the top 10 in national polls, so Graham may be out, but surely “the Donald” will be front and center.

My Eyes See July 9, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Trump surprisingly is taking the country by storm. And all he is doing is saying it like it is.

Adakin Valorem July 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Donald Trump… hmmm, isn’t he the guy that uses gov’t eminent domain to confiscate adjoining properties from others so he can build his hotels, casinos, office buildings and provide the parking lots for all of them?
Isn’t he the guy that donates thousands of $$ to BOTH parties so as to grease the wheels of whatever project he wants to push through?
Yeah, he certainly knows how to get things done!

9" July 9, 2015 at 9:38 pm

I haven’t seen him since a trip down the Cahulawassee River.Some rednecks in the woods changed his name to ‘Rump.’…


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