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NC: 2010 Sen (PPP 2/12-15)

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Public Policy Polling (D)
2/12-15/10; 788 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

North Carolina

2010 Senate
42% Burr, 35% Generic Democrat (chart)
44% Burr, 32% Cunningham (chart)
44% Burr, 31% Lewis (chart)
43% Burr, 33% Marshall (chart)

Job Approval / Disapproval
Sen. Burr: 35 / 35 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Cal Cunningham: 6 / 9
Kenneth Lewis: 7 / 10
Elaine Marshall: 19 / 10

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

I think Dems may have an outside shot at winning this one. It will be a stretch. Cunningham isn't well known yet, but have read about him. He is young, charismatic and is independent minded. Burr is a lackluster senator. Most people I talk with of both parties hardly know who he is. Had he been on the ballot in 2008, he would have lost by 20 points.

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Field Marshal:

This race is moving away from the Dems over the last few months. But Burr is still below 50% so there is always a chance he will lose. But in this political environment, it is doubtful.

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Farleftandproud:

These polls where nobody knows who the nominee really don't mean a whole lot right now. Perhaps a rising star in the Democratic party isn't well known right now. It will all have to do will be just how ready the Democrats will be next fall to challenge the Republicans.

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havoc:

Those are pretty bad numbers for Burr.

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Ryan:

Being an incoumbant isn't going to help his all that much. If his opponent is a centrist and focuses on being a non-Washington type, Burr could drop.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

far left i think dems can pull this one off nobody thought Hagan would beat Lizzie Dole either. North Carolina seems to be getting more democractic than my home state PA and Ohio Obama's approval rating is higher in NC than PA too I hope we can because i think we are going to lose some seats if we can't at least pick some up look at his approval rating too He barely won in 2004 by the way even with the big dope Bush being on the top of the ticket.

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Farleftandproud:

Hell0 Chris: Yeah that is good news to hear. It sounds like demographics in NC are changing. Burr is a do-nothing Senator too. It had been the land of Jesse Helms for a long time, which is a relief. I am surprised PA has gone downhill for Obama since he won it by 15 points.

Maybe it has to do with the economy being better in NC? Just from visits I have made there it has a lot of job growth.

I am hoping that Missouri, or NH may also have chances for the Democrats to pickup seats.

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Farleftandproud:

I am sick of politicians who claim to be one way and act another. I can think of at least 12 Democrats who have truly put corporations before people. I used to have some respect for some Senate Republicans but since the whole health care battle I can't say I have a favorable opinion of any of them.

Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are from Maine which is overwhelmingly for healthcare reform, yet they have stayed silent this year. They want to be party loyalists which they weren't when Bush was president. Health care costs with 2 of Maine's providers were hiked by over 40 percent and I have yet to hear a statement from the lady senator's of Maine.

As for the Democrats, Landreu, Lincoln and Nelson have allowed themselves to be intimidated by the special interests, to the point their indecisiveness has come before the people who elected them.

Nothing makes sense anymore in US Politics

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