North Carolina Senate: Election 2010: Republican Richard Burr Takes Commanding Lead Over Democrat Elaine Marshall


As if there was any doubt in the North Carolina US Senate race …

The primary bounces are over and it’s time for the actual poll trending to take hold. Is it really any surprise that Republican Richard Burr would have any challenge for the US Senate seat in North Carolina. Burr leads Marshall 52% to 37%.

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall received a big bounce in the polls last month following her run-off victory to win the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. However, the bounce is gone and the race is back to where it’s been for most of the year with Republican Senator Richard Burr enjoying a double digit lead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Burr picking up 52% of the vote while Marshall attracts 37%. Four percent (4%) of voters would choose some other candidate and seven percent (7%) are undecided.

This is a perfect reason why one looks at the trending of polls and not just necessarily a one poll snap shot in time. A primary bounce poll can easily lead to inflated data. However, the North Carolina US Senate seat is well considered  “solid Republican” and a hold for the GOP in November.

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