"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."

Thomas Jefferson
Sept. 23, 1800

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Senator Burr Visits Shallotte

U.S. Senator Richard Burr and NC GOP Chairwoman Linda Daves spoke to a gathering of local republicans this morning in Shallotte. The event was held on short notice and not widely publicized, but a dozen or so folks turned out to hear Burr and Daves rally the troops as we head into the closing days of the 2008 campaign.

Both Burr and Daves stressed the importance of not paying too close attention to the media and their polls. Burr pointed out that 12 days before his election, he was down 7 points in the polls and ended up with one of North Carolina's biggest victory margins for a US Senate race.

The Real Clear Politics average of five pols taken over the last three days has Obama with a 2 point lead in North Carolina. Exit polling from early voting sites shows Obama doing much better than that, but should probably be taken with quite a few grains of salt.

In any case, this election is far from over in North Carolina or any other state.

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