A new Civitas Poll shows the U.S. Senate race between Rep. Ted Budd and former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley remains close with six weeks to go before Election Day.
“This race to replace Senator Richard Burr continues to be a nail-biter as we hit the 40-day mark until November 8,” said John Locke Foundation President Donald Bryson. “The general election outcomes are likely to be determined by the ten to fifteen percent of North Carolinians who remain undecided. With less than three weeks until the polls open for early voting, we can expect to see a further ramp-up of the political ad dollars being spent in our state.”
Forty-four percent of the 650 likely general election voters surveyed September 24-26 told pollsters they would vote for Democrat Beasley and 43.7% for Republican Budd if the election “was held today.”
Another 10.3% said they remained undecided, while 1.3% would vote for Libertarian candidate Shannon Bray and 0.6% would vote for Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh. Those figures are similar to Civitas Poll results from last month, when both Budd and Beasley garnered 42.3% support, with 12.6% undecided.
The most recent Civitas Poll also gauged generic ballots for the state Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives, which showed tight races, as well.
The generic Republican candidate is leading the generic Democratic candidate in the state legislative races by only 2.1%, 46.6% to 44.5%. Republicans are also leading in the generic U.S. House races 47.5% to 44.2%. The 3.3 % Republican lead is down from August, when the gap was 5%.
“For Republicans to hold a lead, even a small one, on the generic ballots is bound to make Democratic strategists uneasy, but Congressman Budd is still polling behind the generic Republican,” Bryson said.
Republican candidates for the North Carolina Supreme Court posted larger leads in […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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