I love using this quote from PPP’s press release of September 28th.
But, if you look closely at the actual questions take a look at # 12
Only 19% of the close to 700 people polled were Black. This makes a tremendous difference. But, it’s not just PPP, every poll is pretty much the same way. So in a nutshell: If Black voters turn out to the polls between now and Nov 2, Elaine Marshall will be the next Senator from North Carolina (regardless of the money Burr throws into campaign ads—and all Marshall has to do is “be herself” and keep campaigning). If Black voters don’t show up at the polls, it’s 6 more years for Burr. Pure and simple, it’s not rocket science!
So, what to do? Well, if you’re Republican you keep spouting the same info over and over again, pro small business, less government, lower taxes (you know the spiel) and you do it ad after ad after ad. Look, it really doesn’t matter that they don’t REALLY have a plan to jump start small business, lower taxes (cause we all know the lower taxes are for the richest 2% of the Nation); and if you really believe the Republicans believe in less government, I’ve got some ocean front property I’d like to sell you…dirt cheap! Just say it enough and …(you know the rest).
If you’re Democratic, you make damn sure your grassroots organizations do some calling, go door to door and get the Black vote to the polls like Obama’s team did 2 years ago. But what Obama did that I don’t see happening now is one important thing: Two years ago, Obama brought to North Carolina his own regional organizational teams and did not rely on local county Democratic office headquarters to bring in the vote. Somehow, the Democrats didn’t get that memo this time: Marshall is using the wheels and cogs already in place. Will it work, NO! Marshall needs to take the reigns and use her own team to take control. Cause if you want something done, ya gotta do it yourself! Every time.