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CandidatePolitical PartyPollGraphPoll Details
RRichard M. Burr*Republican50%piePoll Date: 2010-06-25
DElaine F. MarshallDemocratic40%Number Polled: 617
IMike BeitlerIndependent6%Margin of Error: 4%
-Undecided-5%Voter Type: Likely

  * = Incumbent

Burr leads by double digits

 By: Olawakandi (D-CA) on 2010-06-26 @ 09:44:05

Question:
[Candidate names rotated]
If the election for United States Senator from North Carolina were today, who would you vote for? Republican Richard Burr? Democrat Elaine Marshall?
Or Libertarian Mike Beitler?
Poll Demographics
In an election for United States Senator from North Carolina today, 06/25/10, incumbent
Republican Richard Burr holds his seat for the GOP, narrowly edging Democratic challenger Elaine Marshall 50% to 40%. Republicans are aligned behind Burr more solidly than Democrats are
aligned behind Marshall. Independents break for Burr. Burr carries greater Charlotte and Greensboro. Marshall and Burr are effectively even in greater Raleigh and Southern NC. As in almost all
North Carolina statewide elections, the Republican's advantage comes entirely from white voters. Burr is up 23 points among likely whites. The Democrat leads 7:1 among blacks. An unusually
heavy black turnout and/or an unusually light white turnout will make the contest closer than it today appears. An unusually heavy white turnout and/or an unusually light black turnout will increase
the Republican's advantage. By 2:1, North Carolina disapproves of the way the federal government has responded to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Men and women see the issue the same.
Blacks and whites see the issue differently.
By 5:4, North Carolina supports drilling for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast. Men and woman see the issue differently. Blacks and whites see the issue the same. An overwhelming
percentage of state residents are focused on the economy, but with no consensus on what the future will hold. A third of state residents say the economy will be stronger 1 year from now; a third
say the economy will be weaker; and a third say the economy will be about the same a year from now as it is today.
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