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View Poll Results: Who are going to vote for
Obama 51 55.43%
Romney 41 44.57%
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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A big reason Obama won the last election was NC, VA and OH.

If these states go Romney, Obama is toast. Too bad they couldn't find a better candidate than Romney, though.
Romney is a very good candidate. He just isnt the ideal conservative some want.

It doesnt matter because anyone who isnt a democrat will vote for anyone over Obama.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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White turnout too. Keep in mind the majority in the legislature failed to pass a voter ID law in time, so Romney has to get new voters who weren't there in 2008, and make up for the ones who aged out in the past four years. Otherwise he needs to pull in about 2/3 of the white vote to stand a chance.

African Americans only make up 11 percent of the population btw.

Nobody can really explain where Obama's votes will come this time around.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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I just saw the polls and Obama is tied with Romney in NC. North Carolina could go anyway right now.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:26 AM
 
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African Americans only make up 11 percent of the population btw.
This thread is about NC and it's position as a swing state, not the country as a whole. NC's black population is about 22% of the state, and they were 23% of the electorate in 2008.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:54 AM
 
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Let's see:

Both support NDAA
Both support the PATRIOT ACT
Both support continuing the wars
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Most would agree that NC became blue thanks to transplants from blue states. NC has added close to 400,000 new residents since the 2008 election. The majority of those new residents are probably left-leaning (just like the transplants before 2008). If I am correct, Obama will win 52% of NC this time based on the number of left-leaning transplants that NC has gained in only 4 years. The bad news is that these same newcomers will have no clue that Pat McCrory (republican) is actually the better man for the job of Governor. In other words, McCrory will lose yet again due to straight ticket dems.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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^ I don't know. I don't underestimate the power of the evangelicals in this state. The church will have every sIngle Christian in the church bus so fast tO vote for mitt your head would spin.

The rural NC churches are a well oiled, republican machines.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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^ I don't know. I don't underestimate the power of the evangelicals in this state. The church will have every sIngle Christian in the church bus so fast tO vote for mitt your head would spin.

The rural NC churches are a well oiled, republican machines.
I don't know there has been so much growth in Wake, Mecklenburg and Guilford counties that if they go Democratic enough they can probably take the rest of the state with them.

EDIT: On a side note I do have to wonder how many of those evangelicals will be enthusiastic to vote for a Mormon.

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Old 08-15-2012, 12:07 PM
 
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I'm going to interject a little despite being a Virginian. I grew up just across the border fairly close to Boone in Appalachia so I grew up seeing just as much as NC politics as VA. I am seeing a MASSIVE amount of similarity in NC and VA these days so I feel this gives me at least a little bit of a dog in this battle. NC...hopefully just like VA will go red this year but we are both having a problem with northeasterners moving into our states. If you talk to anyone in southwest virginia or western north carolina (both the heart of appalachia) you likely won't see many people going for Obama. However...if you go towards Raleigh-Durham or Northern VA near DC you won't find a ton of Romney/Ryan supporters. Richmond and Charlotte parallel one another as well in that they are both more southern feeling than their other counterpart cities in the state but also have a sizeable minority and transplant population which tend to vote blue. I think both states are a toss up again just like in 2008 but more of a right-leaning toss up. I believe that it will help Obama that his convention will be in Charlotte but I don't know if it will be enough to push NC blue this year again. Virginia overwhelmingly voted for republicans in 2010 and I believe NC did as well. A good sign for NC is that Bev Perdue (a native virginian) won't be running for re-election which will open up the gubernatorial seat as well. I think the GOP is primed for victory in 2012...we just have to take the opportunity and run with it. VA and NC RED IN 2012! #fingerscrossed
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:45 PM
 
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I've been keeping track of the polls and Romney's lead is gradually increasing. I think it's a safe bet NC will go red this election. I don't know about Virginia though. That beltway has a pretty strong influence on politics in that state.
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