South Carolina: Graham blasts UN, President Obama. Appearing on CNN Sunday, US Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) continued his role as one of the Senate’s chief hawks, calling the UN Human Rights Council’s stance on the war in Gaza “anti-Israel” and its report “a joke,” reported The Hill newspaper. Graham also criticized the White House’s lack of action in world crises: “Without American leadership the world disintegrates pretty quickly.”
North Carolina: Hagan leads Tillis. It’s 41% for US Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), 34% for her challenger, state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), according to a survey of voters by Public Policy Polling. Libertarian Sean Haugh had 8%, and 16% were undecided.
Florida: Medical marijuana winning big. A Quinnipiac Poll of Sunshine State voters found that 88% favor legal sales of marijuana for medicinal purposes, while only 10% oppose it, reports the Tampa Business Journal. By party affiliation, 64% of Democrats and 55% of independents favor medical marijuana, while 56% of Republicans opposed it. The numbers indicate that a referendum this November that would legalize medical marijuana is likely to pass, even though the measure needs a 60% majority. The poll also showed a small majority favor legalizing marijuana for recreational use.