The Voter Update podcasts

July 18, 2014

Examining the mood of voters headed into this year's elections

How could voter attitudes shape this year's elections in North Carolina? And how are changing demographics changing politics in the state?

For insight, we speak with Dr. Kenneth Fernandez, director of the Elon University Poll.

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A look at budget drama in the legislature and the upcoming U.S. Senate election

Tension between Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-controlled N.C. Senate intensified this week with the governor threatening to veto that chamber's budget and teacher pay plan. Senate leader Phil Berger then accused McCrory of engaging in "media stunts and budget gimmicks."

How might this internal GOP feud play out in the legislature? And could the battle over teacher pay impact this year's U.S. Senate contest?

For insight, we speak with Dr. Andrew Taylor, political science professor at N.C. State University.