GOP Sen. Richard Burr
has comfortable double-digit leads over the top two Democrats contending for their party's nomination in North Carolina, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll
conducted March 22.
Burr leads Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
by 51 percent to 35 percent with 6 percent preferring another candidate and 8 percent undecided.
He leads former state Sen. Cal Cunningham
by 52 percent to 32 percent with 7 percent preferring someone else and 11 percent undecided.
Rasmussen did not test Democratic organizer and fundraiser Ken Lewis
, who came in third in the Democratic field in a Public Policy Polling survey
conducted March 12-15.
Marshall and Cunningham at this point have name recognition problems with 24 percent not knowing enough about Marshall to express a favorable or unfavorable opinion and the same being true for Campbell with 39 percent of voters. Both also suffer from a much lower percentage of support among fellow Democrats than Burr does among Republicans. Presumably, the name recognition and party support problems will change once the Democrats choose their nominee in a May 4 primary.
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