Week in politics http://wfae.org en The Week In Politics: Early Voting Ends, North Carolina Tight In Presidential, 8th District Races http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-early-voting-ends-north-carolina-tight-presidential-8th-district-races <p>WFAE's political analyst Michael Bitzer has been joining Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen most Fridays. He's a political scientist at Catawba College in Salisbury. They spoke on the final Friday before the November 2012 election to take one last look at various races in North Carolina. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:35:20 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 15168 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: "Unaffiliated" Voters, SuperPAC Enters Judicial Race, DNCC Funding Falls Short http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-unaffiliated-voters-superpac-enters-judicial-race-dncc-funding-falls-short <p>Early voting is now underway in North Carolina. And this year, registration data show more voters are choosing not to affiliate with any political party. One quarter of the state’s electorate is now “unaffiliated”---a rise of 21 percent since 2008. In fact, in Mecklenburg County, unaffiliated voters have overtaken Republicans. But NOT SO FAST says WFAE’s political analyst Michael Bitzer. He’s been analyzing the data, and he tells Duncan McFadyen just because people are distancing themselves from parties, it doesn’t mean they’ve changed their partisan leanings. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:17:29 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 14160 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: "Unaffiliated" Voters, SuperPAC Enters Judicial Race, DNCC Funding Falls Short