People in Politics - 11/19/2010 PDF Print E-mail
People In Politics
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Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.'s Josh Ellis joins host Donna Martinez to discuss Republican Renee Ellmers' defeat of Democratic incumbent Bob Etheridge for the 2nd District seat in Congress. The race will be certified by the State Board of Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Ellmers, anticipating her win, spent the week in Washington D.C. at freshman orientation.

Then Duke University Professor Mike Munger, the 2008 Libertarian candidate for governor, assesses the Libertarian performance in the North Carolina midterm election and discusses the Tea Party movement heading into the 2012 cycle. He warns that grassroots activities may be disappointed. That's followed by a look at the internal polling industry feud that is pitting campaign pollsters against pollsters who conduct polls distributed to the public.

Tom Jensen of Public Policy Polling talks with Martinez about the campaign pollsters' allegation that early public polling hurt some of their candidates. Jensen also discusses polling in the wake of the midterms and how PPP's predictions stacked up.

And finally, long time Democratic strategist Gary Pearce talks about his new book Jim Hunt: A Biography. Pearce has known the former governor for 40 years and chronicles Hunt's legacy, his victories, and his defeats as he held office during turbulent times for North Carolina.

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