Skip to comments.Civitas Poll: Burr 35, Cooper 34
Posted on 04/29/2009 2:55:07 PM PDT by MitchellC
Our poll this month has incumbent US Senator Richard Burr holding onto a slim one point lead over potential Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper 35% to 34%. 32% of voters say they are undecided at this point.
We also asked favorability ratings of each.
Burr has 33% favorable, 18% unfavorable for a net +15 favorability rating. 49.5% of voters either had no opinion or had never heard of Burr.
For Cooper, he has 28% favorable, 8% unfavorable for a net of +20. 64% of voters either had no opinion or had never heard of Cooper.
So basically, the status quo continues to rule this race. It's a toss up, and probably still will be so until one of the two starts advertising. But since neither candidate is well known, it's a pretty good barometer of the generic ballot tendencies of NC voters.
Full results and crosstabs here.
Yikes. For an incumbent to be that for below 50% is doom, right? The Dems could be looking at 70 in the Senate.
Roy Cooper is without a single drop of charisma and that will hurt him with the democratic vote. Voters in this state love charisma for some reason (the only explanation for Jonathan Edwards). He doesn’t have a scoundrel look to him, he’s more clean cut. I would be shocked if Burr losses to him. He did have a large number of TV spots when he was in office, but Cooper just doesn’t have that “oops I did it again, I’m sorry” look on his face like most successful democrats in NC have.
“49.5% of voters either had no opinion or had never heard of Burr.”
And that is Burr’s problem. He’s hiding from everybody.
“But since neither candidate is well known”
For crying out loud, Burr is the incumbent, if he’s not well known whose fault is that?
Hiding? Yes, our county GOP have tried to get him to visit the county but his staff claims he’s too busy. Dole offered the same excuse for years but then she wanted our money, money she had not helped us raise, when election time rolled around. Wonder where she is today? I doubt she has been back to NC since she lost.
At least he voted against Sebelius.
Which county? (And why the GA flag?)
I think with the way things will be going between now and 2010, Burr will not have a problem in holding onto the seat.
Holy sh*t! Aaron Burr is more well known than him. Looks baaad.
NC must be the new vermont.
Well Dick Morris is saying Dems and O will start to sink and potentially implode. ACORN may bail them out along with ACORN sister org SEIU the illegal alien union.
NC has a lot of illegals.
We had Burr out last year in October for a GOTV event, in Orange Co.
Yep. Too many northeastern liberals moving here. It’s a shame.
That pains me greatly.
Look Burr up on Facebook. He is actually pretty good at posting where he is and what he’s doing.
We’re a heavy dem county, although the southern end is getting bluer. Dole wouldn’t come here either.
Burr holds the swap seat in NC. No one holds it for long for some reason.
Agreed....that dude Butterfield in NC1 might even have a problem in 2010, with a few more tea parties.
This is ominous. In a related note, Congressman Mike McIntyre is thinking of running, as well.
“And that is Burrs problem. Hes hiding from everybody.”
Why the H*LL isn’t he out and about more? This is pathetic.
Blue state Democrats get like 70% re-elects in polls, thanks to (like Schumer) being microphone hogs etc.
Burr has been Senator for 5 years. Copper has been AG for 7 years. Yet the majority of Tarheels don’t know either of them. Could transplants be the majority of the state?
One big reason for the losses of Gordon Smith, Norm Coleman, Liddy Dole, and Jim Talent were complaints about them being invisible senators. Whoever gave such stupid advice to GOP senators need to fired.
It’s be nice to grab McIntyre ‘s house seat.
But not if he beats Burr. The Senate is a disaster area. The rats could hold it for 10 years plus if they score a net gain next year.
Could McIntyre win a rat primary statewide being a social conservative? Could he beat AG Roy Cooper who is tough fight for Burr himself?
Burr is weak like Dole was. He needs to run a good race and we need to have a good year.
I think JohnnyZ has left the building.
I’ve been wondering about whatever happened to Johnny myself, since I haven’t seen him on the local board in a while. I figured it may have been politics fatigue, hope all is well with him.
Burr was/is very wishy/washy. I've never seen him take a stand, pound his fist on the podium and say “This is what I believe. This is what I am going to do.”
He strikes me as a finger in the air kinda’ guy.
Just my opinion of the guy.
BS. No he isn't.
He just spoke in Rocky Mount about the economy a few weeks ago (I saw this in person), in Tarboro the day before that, and at some other events recently.
Burr is in big trouble because of liberal demographic changes in NC. People there like federal programs, and they think Burr opposes them.
Still, the “king” of invisible senators has to be John Cornyn, and now he disperses the campaign funds for 2010.
Well the good news is there are 500 days until the election...
He needs to be having about 1,000 events like that from now to then.
“Could transplants be the majority of the state?”
His state did lay a major egg. I wouldn’t blame him if the election burned him out.`