CQ Politics on large number of ‘undecideds’ on NC Senator Richard Burr’s approvals; 2010 re-electionSaturday, May 23rd, 2009
Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr may have his work cut out for him in running for re-election in North Carolina next year. A new poll finds that roughly a third of his constituents like him, a third of them don’t like him, and a third don’t care.
The Public Policy Polling survey results, released on Thursday, found voters evenly divided in their approval of Burr, with 36 percent approving, 32 percent disapproving, and 32 percent saying they weren’t sure.
In a trial matchup with Durham attorney Kenneth Lewis, Burr would win 45 percent to 31 percent, according to the poll.
By comparison, an early PPP poll trial heat in the previous cycle between then-Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-NC, and Democratic challenger Kay Hagan found Dole leading 43 percent to 27 percent. Hagan went on to win that election in 2008.