Skip to comments.Burr 58, Marshall 34
Posted on 09/15/2010 10:38:44 PM PDT by MitchellC
Republican Sen. Richard Burr holds a 58 to 34 percent lead over his Democratic challenger, Elaine Marshall, according to a new poll conducted for WRAL.
The poll by SurveyUSA is second in the last week to show Burr opening up a huge lead over Marshall, as the Republican continues to own the TV airwaves and Marshall runs a low visibility campaign, reports Rob Christensen.
The statewide survey of 582 likely voters, which was conducted Sept 10-13, had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. The same poll two months ago found Burr leading by a 46 to 36.
Burr was leading not only among men, but he also held a 51 to 42 percent advantage among women. He also leads among all age groups and income and education levels and in every region except the Triangle, where he remains in a dead heat with Marshall.
Burr had a favorability rating of 36 percent and was viewed unfavorably by 26 percent. Marshall was viewed favorably by 27 percent, while 25 percent had an unfavorable view of her.
The Marshall campaign began putting out the word that it was a flawed poll that did not accurately project the state of the Senate race.
Even with all of his money from Wall Street executives and special interests, Senator Burr can't hide from 16 years of failure in Washington D.C, said Sam Swartz, Marshall's spokesman.
North Carolina voters don't like the job Senator Burr's doing in Washington, and his weak numbers have shown for a over a year, Swartz said.
By contrast, the Burr campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee made sure that reporters saw WRAL's story about the poll.
I loved him as Perry Mason... :P
if you only knew the history of this seat. no has held this seat more then 2 terms (since the 70’s).
There is only one poll that matters and it happens in November. No matter how much of a blow out they make it sound like, GET OUT AND VOTE!
He’s a bore, but his seat seems pretty secure.
Yep, that’s a fact!
He is running the lamest commercial on Fox News. It’s really pathetic.
He just shows up and votes right unlike more colorful people like Graham, McCain, etc.
We could use a few dozen more Burrs.
By golly, I believe a Happy Birthday is in order.
Well thanks for remembering! I appreciate it very much.
I’m a year older and hopefully a touch wiser. :)