People in Politics November 16, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 November 2013 11:26

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This week, a shift in the polling of the 2014 U.S. Senate race as problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act seems to have taken a toll on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. Host Donna Martinez gets the very latest survey data from Jim Williams of the Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling. Williams discusses that Hagan’s lead over her potential GOP opponents has evaporated and that she, in fact, now trails Cary physician Greg Brannon. Williams also gives Martinez the latest numbers for Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-led legislature, which shows both are faring better with North Carolinians. Then we hear from Sen. Hagan about her concerns with the bungled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and what she’s doing to address it. So how are things shaping up in the race? Ran Coble of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research assesses the GOP field. It’s not just Sen. Hagan whose approval numbers have fallen. President Obama is suffering in the polls as well. CBS News Correspondent Pam Coulter looks into the data. Then Democratic political analyst Jeanne Bonds reacts to the dropping poll numbers for both Sen. Hagan and the president. Next is a look at the potential impact of recent gubernatorial races on North Carolina. People in Politics Correspondent Patrick Johnson talks with MSNBC anchor and author Chris Matthews about what could be ahead. Then we turn to the 2016 race for North Carolina governor. Martinez talks with Democrat Ken Spaulding of Durham about why he wants to take the state in a different direction. And finally, Martinez talks with one of the Republican candidates for the 6th District seat in Congress now held by Howard Coble, who is planning to retire. High Point businessman Don Webb tells Martinez why he wants the seat.
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