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A new poll shows North Carolinians remain strongly divided over whether marriage between same-sex couples should be recognized as just as valid as traditional marriage. But the American Insights poll, released Wednesday, found registered voters in the state think voters and not judges should decide that issue, and a majority oppose Attorney General Roy Cooper’s decision not to defend the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, which voters approved in 2012. “While a strong majority of North Carolina voters supported traditional marriage over same-sex marriage by passing Amendment One in 2012,Read More
Pearce Godwin
American Insights Director Pearce Godwin appeared on Time Warner Cable’s statewide political show Capital Tonight on September 15, 2014 to discuss AI’s new poll on the Senate race in North Carolina.Read More
Highly competitive purple states (Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina). These are the five competitive Senate races — all seats are currently held by Democrats — in states generally considered presidential swing states. It’s here where Democrats have gained ground. There have been numerous recent polls in North Carolina, including two released on Monday, showing Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan ahead. Her odds of holding her seat have improved to 68 percent from 46 percent when the model launched. Read more…Read More
U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger among likely voters in North Carolina, two polls showed on Monday, the latest shift in a race that could help decide which party controls the chamber. Hagan was ahead 43 percent to 34 percent, a 9-point lead, in a survey conducted this month after the vulnerable Democrat’s first debate with state House Speaker Thom Tillis, according to Republican polling firm American Insights. Hagan netted more support from women, men and independent voters before the November election, while Tillis did better withRead More
Washinton Examiner
North Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has opened up a 9-point lead over her Republican challenger Thom Tillis, according to a poll released Monday. American Insights, a North Carolina-based, Republican-leaning polling firm, reports that Hagan, a Democrat, has a 43 percent to 34 percent lead over Tillis among likely voters. Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh received five percent support. National Republicans had once viewed Hagan as a vulnerable Democrat in the party’s quest to gain the six seats needed to become the majority in Congress’ lower chamber. “This poll is aRead More
Huffington post
CNN POLL SHOWS TIED RACE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE – A new CNN/ORC poll released on Monday morning finds Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Republican Scott Brown tied at 48 percent — the best margin for Brown since January, when a Purple Strategies poll also found the race tied. A string of polling conducted since August has found Shaheen’s significant lead over Brown narrowing, with two other non-partisan surveys giving her leads of 2 and 6 points. Non-partisan polls in June and July had her ahead 8 to 12 points. TheRead More
Washington Times
Two new polls show incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina with an edge over Republican challenger Thom Tillis in a race that will play a crucial role in determining which party controls the U.S. Senate after November. Among likely voters, Ms. Hagan holds a senate-ra/” target=”_blank”>4-point edge at about 45 percent to 41 percent over Mr. Tillis in an Elon University survey conducted from Sept. 5-9 and has a slightly larger lead, about 43 percent to 37 percent, among registered voters. Libertarian party candidate Sean Haugh was notRead More
Charlotte Observer
A new poll released today is the third in a week showing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with an advantage over Republican Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race.The latest came this morning from American Insights, a Republican-leaning firm in Raleigh. It found Hagan leading Tillis 43 percent to 34 percent among registered voters, with Libertarian Sean Haugh pulling 5 percent. The margin of error is 4.6 percentage points.The 9-point lead is Hagan’s largest in any recent poll. “The race has unmistakably shifted towards Sen. Hagan in recent days,” saysRead More
News & observer
The race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina has been way too close to call, in spite of the millions of dollars that both sides have already spent on TV commercials. But a new poll – by a North Carolina firm that touts its proprietary methodology as a reliable mirror of the state’s voters – shows a trend that has Sen. Kay Hagan breaking away from Thom Tillis for now. The American Insights survey, to be released Monday, gives Hagan a nine-point lead, at 43-34, among likely voters. Other recentRead More
Two polls released Monday show Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan opening up a lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Raleigh polling firm American Insights, which has Republican ties, had Hagan with a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters. The polls are the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed by American Insights, 43 percent said they would back Hagan, 34 percent said they backed Tillis, the current state House speaker, and 5 percent backed Libertarian Sean Haugh. “The race has unmistakablyRead More