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Nov 23, 2016

2004 NC Race May Have Set Precedent For Governor’s Outcome

Governor Pat McCrory has asked for a recount even as election officials are still counting votes and reviewing challenges. With North Carolina’s governor’s race still undecided after two weeks, political observers are taking another look at the disputed 2004 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Nov 9, 2016

As NC Goes Red, Wake County Continues Along Its Own Blue Path

If the results hold, Wake County could potentially help North Carolina become the only state that supported a Republican president but elected a Democratic governor. Political experts say McCrory may have fared better in Wake if he hadn’t supported House Bill 2, but “drawn to Trump because of his issues on immigration and trade, or that they’re anti-establishment.” Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Nov 8, 2016

Nail Biting: North Carolina’s New Norm

North Carolina is one of a small number of states including Florida, Georgia and Virginia that have become such a varied mixture of the new and the traditional Southern that they no longer fit into a neat mold and should probably have their own category. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Nov 1, 2016

Final Pitches For Burr, Ross Are Hardballs

The question for Richard Burr and Deborah Ross is what kind of change voters have in mind when they mark their ballots, where the U.S. Senate campaign sits just under the choices for president. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 30, 2016

Pro-HB2 Lawmakers: Mum’s The Word

Some voters may be wondering where their legislative representatives stand today on North Carolina's House Bill Two. A direct answer may be more elusive than you think. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 30, 2016

Presidential Campaigns Reflect NC Divide

Call it the tale of the two North Carolinas. This presidential election has underscored the deep divide in the Tar Heel State between the fast-growing and economically flourishing metropolitan areas and the struggling rural areas. The dynamic has been evident in past elections, but has been accentuated in this election because of both cultural and economic issues. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 29, 2016

Should Raleigh, Absent From This Year’s Ballot, Change Its Elections Format?

A majority of Raleigh’s City Council say they’d prefer to serve longer terms and, with turnout low compared with presidential election years, some say they’re willing to reassess the city’s entire election format. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 28, 2016

Observer Poll Shows Tight Races for White House, Governor, Senate in NC

Less than two weeks before the election, North Carolina is a battleground on multiple fronts with tight races for president, governor and U.S. Senate, according to a new Charlotte Observer poll. The poll shows Democrats Hillary Clinton and Roy Cooper and Republican Sen. Richard Burr each leading their opponents by two percentage points, within the margin of error. For statewide office, particularly high-profile races, it's a purple state. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Oct 27, 2016

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diverse, Neighborhood Schools

In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, NC State researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments. 

Oct 23, 2016

Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diversity and Neighborhood Schools

Mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and neighborhood schools, according to a new study on gender and school assignment conducted by N.C. State University. The study also found that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, danger and uncertainties of school assignments. And they were more fearful that a school reassignment would negatively affect their child’s learning or friendships. Toby Parcel, sociology, and Andy Taylor, political science, featured.