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Civitas Poll: Burr 35, Cooper 34
Red Clay Citizen ^ | April 29, 2009 | Chris Hayes

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: nc2010; northcarolina; richardburr; roycooper; senate2010

1 posted on 04/29/2009 2:55:07 PM PDT by MitchellC
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2 posted on 04/29/2009 2:55:45 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC

Yikes. For an incumbent to be that for below 50% is doom, right? The Dems could be looking at 70 in the Senate.


3 posted on 04/29/2009 2:58:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: MitchellC

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.


4 posted on 04/29/2009 3:01:07 PM PDT by Jaime2099 (Human Evolution and the God of the Bible are not compatible)
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To: MitchellC

“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.


5 posted on 04/29/2009 3:07:04 PM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: MitchellC

“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?


6 posted on 04/29/2009 3:09:50 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: PeteB570

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.


7 posted on 04/29/2009 3:13:35 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: PeteB570

At least he voted against Sebelius.


8 posted on 04/29/2009 3:13:55 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: kalee

Which county? (And why the GA flag?)


9 posted on 04/29/2009 3:17:29 PM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC

I think with the way things will be going between now and 2010, Burr will not have a problem in holding onto the seat.


10 posted on 04/29/2009 3:27:50 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: MitchellC
49.5% of voters either had no opinion or had never heard of Burr.

Holy sh*t! Aaron Burr is more well known than him. Looks baaad.

11 posted on 04/29/2009 3:30:55 PM PDT by FreepShop1 (www.FreepShop.com)
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To: MitchellC

NC must be the new vermont.

LLS


12 posted on 04/29/2009 3:40:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: TMA62

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.


13 posted on 04/29/2009 3:49:16 PM PDT by Frantzie ("Remember when Bush was President & Americans had jobs?")
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To: kalee
Hiding? Yes, our county GOP have tried to get him to visit the county but his staff claims he’s too busy.

We had Burr out last year in October for a GOTV event, in Orange Co.

14 posted on 04/29/2009 3:50:01 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Third Parties are for the weak, fearful, and ineffectual among us.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yep. Too many northeastern liberals moving here. It’s a shame.


15 posted on 04/29/2009 3:50:54 PM PDT by cblue55 (It's time to clean house and the senate.)
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To: cblue55

That pains me greatly.

LLS


16 posted on 04/29/2009 4:01:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: MitchellC

Look Burr up on Facebook. He is actually pretty good at posting where he is and what he’s doing.


17 posted on 04/29/2009 4:11:42 PM PDT by 45semi ("Islam has bloody borders" - Samuel Huntington)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

We’re a heavy dem county, although the southern end is getting bluer. Dole wouldn’t come here either.


18 posted on 04/29/2009 4:27:49 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: nickcarraway

Burr holds the swap seat in NC. No one holds it for long for some reason.


19 posted on 04/29/2009 4:54:32 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: TMA62
I think with the way things will be going between now and 2010, Burr will not have a problem in holding onto the seat.

Agreed....that dude Butterfield in NC1 might even have a problem in 2010, with a few more tea parties.

20 posted on 04/29/2009 5:09:11 PM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: MitchellC; JaneNC; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; Congressman Billybob; ...

This is ominous. In a related note, Congressman Mike McIntyre is thinking of running, as well.


21 posted on 04/29/2009 5:46:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; JohnnyZ; Impy
“In a related note, Congressman Mike McIntyre is thinking of running, as well.”

McIntyre is a social conservative and would make a much stronger general-election candidate for the Democrats than the much ballyhooed Heath Shuler. I think he would be tougher to beat.
22 posted on 04/29/2009 7:24:48 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: PeteB570

“And that is Burr’s problem. He’s 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.


23 posted on 04/29/2009 8:27:55 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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?


24 posted on 04/29/2009 9:32:40 PM PDT by yongin
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To: WOSG

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.


25 posted on 04/29/2009 9:36:37 PM PDT by yongin
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; JohnnyZ; yongin; MitchellC

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.


26 posted on 04/30/2009 12:11:06 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

I think JohnnyZ has left the building.


27 posted on 04/30/2009 12:11:58 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy; JohnnyZ

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.


28 posted on 04/30/2009 3:05:32 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: WOSG
I've sent a number of e-mail messages to his office - and Dole's - the peak was around the illegal immigration debate.

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.

29 posted on 04/30/2009 3:40:04 AM PDT by PeteB570 (NRA - Life member and Black Rifle owner)
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To: PeteB570; MitchellC; kalee; WOSG
And that is Burr’s problem. He’s hiding from everybody

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.

2/17/09 - Burr speaks at anti-card check rally
4/21/09 - Burr talks to local scouts

30 posted on 04/30/2009 8:05:37 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: MitchellC

Burr is in big trouble because of liberal demographic changes in NC. People there like federal programs, and they think Burr opposes them.


31 posted on 04/30/2009 8:31:33 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: yongin

Still, the “king” of invisible senators has to be John Cornyn, and now he disperses the campaign funds for 2010.


32 posted on 04/30/2009 8:33:13 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: Constitution Day

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.


33 posted on 04/30/2009 9:09:08 AM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: yongin; MitchellC

“Could transplants be the majority of the state?”

Good question.


34 posted on 04/30/2009 5:16:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: MitchellC

His state did lay a major egg. I wouldn’t blame him if the election burned him out.`


35 posted on 05/01/2009 10:28:50 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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