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Poll: North Carolinians Continue To Oppose Gay Marriage PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 March 2015 06:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Despite a growing cultural and legal acceptance in some areas of the country, more North Carolinians oppose gay marriage than support it, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Forty-seven percent of our state's registered voters oppose gay marriage, while 44 percent support it. The remaining 9 percent had no opinion.

In 2012, North Carolinians passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between one man and one woman. Recent court decisions have struck down similar laws as unconstitutional. That led North Carolina court officials to tell local magistrates they must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In response, the legislature is moving a bill to give local officials an opt-out provision when their religious views are in conflict with gay marriage. A former magistrate has also filed a lawsuit claiming he was not reappointed to his position because of his opposition to gay marriage.

 
Elon Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Jeb Bush, 46 to 40 Percent PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 February 2015 06:56

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for president were held today, North Carolinians would elect the first woman president of the United States. New data from the Elon University Poll shows Hillary Clinton defeating Jeb Bush, 46 to 40 percent. In the hypothetical matchup, 11 percent wanted someone else.

The poll is of registered voters.

Democrats also cited Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their second choice for their party. For Republicans, the second-most-cited name behind Bush was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

Full poll results can be found at elon.edu.

 
Democrats Take Lead In Congressional Ballot Query PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 06:20

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - If the election for seats in the U.S. Congress were held today, Democrats would come out on top. That's the result in the latest survey from Rasmussen Reports.

Data gleaned from likley voters gives Democrat 39 percent of the congressional vote, with Republicans taking 38 percent.

Democrats have led the congressional ballot question for most of 2015, according to Rasmussen, but Republicans had taken the lead for two weeks in a row earlier this month.

Full data at rasumussenreports.com.

 
Former Obama Advisor Axelrod Paints Less Than Flattering Picture of John and Elizabeth Edwards PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 08:05

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - In his new book "Believer," former Barack Obama political advisor David Axelrod paints a less than flattering picture of John and Elizabeth Edwards.

Reporting by McClatchy says Axelrod's wife brought up questions about the couple when she and David met them in 2003. Axelrod was a consultant to the Edwards presidential campaign in 2004.

Axelrod also writes that Mrs. Edwards wrote "nasty" emails, though the public didn't see that side of her.

The full story can be found at newsobserver.com.

 
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