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  •  OMG (8+ / 0-)

    our NCGA is going to overplay their hand  (fingers crossed) and we can get these creeps out of office.. but with their opposition proof gerrymandering... fat chance.

    Why do Republicans Hate Americans?

    by Caniac41 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 07:51:29 AM PDT

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    •  My fingers crossed too n/t (3+ / 0-)

      "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change things, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."-Buckminster Fuller

      by NCJan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:08:00 AM PDT

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    •  Down 7 points (5+ / 0-)

      I did hear that the state legislature here is down 7 points in polling.

      Even gerrymandering can't make up for a 7 point deficit.

      It seems like an uphill climb, but heck, what else have we got to do?

      Sigh.

      "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change things, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."-Buckminster Fuller

      by NCJan on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:09:26 AM PDT

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      •  7 points doesn't mean anything, just like it (6+ / 0-)

        didn't mean anything in the national polls when Dems were beating Republicans in the national polls.  It matters inside districts and because of the gerrymandering, 7 points isn't likely to be the margin when you break it down district by district.  That's why Republicans were so stunned Romney didn't win and the Kossacks knew from early on that Obama was going to be re-elected, that the Senate was going to be close and that the House was likely to remain in Republican hands.  The math was clear, when looked at district by district and state by state.

        I hope you folks in NC are able to overcome the gerrymandering, but until we hear of polls district by district when naming specific races and specific candidates, you aren't likely to have firm information.  It's important to get the narrative built so that people change their leans prior to the primaries, get involved and passionate about candidates and then close districts can be swung.  Until the next redistricting, however, even incumbents in districts gerrymandered to favor the other party are in danger, so never relax.  Lots of work, but the payoff is better lives, so it's worth it.

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