THE FINAL DAY before election 2016! Tomorrow tens of millions of Americans will head to the polls. Will it all end tomorrow night or will we be in limbo? The FBI has thrice deferred prosecution in the HRC e-mail situation. Not charging Hillary after reopening the investigation further solidifies the “above the law” attitude the Clintons seem to have. We discussed how regardless of the outcome of tomorrow night, Trump has brought to light the corruption which plagues Washington and exposed the liberal-leaning media. Our own liberal media outlets like the N&O and WRAL are finding themselves in this very interesting quandary of trust. Voters are losing faith in the press and their ability and desire to report the news without political spin.
We discussed the Frank Luntz interview on 60 Minutes last night. During the interview, Luntz talked about polling, focus groups, and how social media influences elections. He discussed the deep-seated resentment in the American people and how Trump has successfully tapped into that frustration. He went to talk about the frustration that all feel now and are unafraid to openly discuss with course language.
A huge thank you to Representative Chris Millis who interviewed Lara Trump over the weekend. We played that interview to close the first hour of the show. Chris and Lara discussed the final days on the campaign trail and why voters should vote for Trump. Lara was very confident in the support her father-in-law has received in NC and across the country.
We opened the second hour with our good friends from The North State Journal, Drew Elliot and Ray Nothstine. We had some fun with a prediction for tomorrow night’s election results, including if Hillary or Trump will carry North Carolina. I have their predictions in envelopes to be revealed AFTER the election. NC typically leans conservative and we have already seen lower turn out among democrats. We questioned whether Trump’s momentum will carry him to victory tomorrow night or that Hillary’s ground game will make the difference. Drew mentioned the “NObama affect” which he thinks will have a serious effect on the democratic turnout.
We discussed the conduct of DC and the frustration with how our country is functioning. The goal post continues to move further away for conservatives, which has given rise to Trump. Republican promise change when they win the House or Senate or the presidency, but clearly citizens have had enough of the promises which never come true. We discussed which branch has the most influence and ability to make a difference in the country, Congress or the Executive Branch.
Bringing our discussion to the state level, we discussed the gubernatorial and senate race. HB2 was THE issue for democrats. , In spite of it all HB2 has been put on the back burner as the economy and Hurricane Matthew took priority. Was it enough for the Governor to win?
We ended the show looking at our in house Red Wolf Public Sector poll for president, senate, governor, and the council of state position. Trump has a slight lead over Hillary, while the gubernatorial race is very close. McCrory and Cooper are separated by only a half a point. We also looked at polling for the Supreme Court, which Ray believes will be the closes race in NC tomorrow night. Check back later. . more details to come.