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Democrats' Elaine Marshall Gets Post-Primary Bounce in N.C. Senate Race

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Rasmussen Reports' polls on the heels of the primaries in Kentucky and Nevada both gave GOP Senate candidates Rand Paul and Sharron Angle bounces after their victories, and the same appears to be true for North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall as she heads into the general election as the Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

Burr leads Marshall by a statistically-insignificant 44 percent to 43 percent with 7 percent preferring some other candidate and 6 percent undecided, according to a poll conducted June 23. The margin of error is 4.5 points. In match-ups prior to this week's primary, Marshall had never come closer than 8 points to Burr and trailed by as many as 18 points.

But it should be kept in mind that Rasmussen gave Paul a 25 point lead in its poll immediately after his primary win, which came down to 8 points in the next survey, and Rasmussen initially had Angle leading Harry Reid by 11 points, a margin that dropped to 7 points in its latest poll.
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enhi

Thank you. I am sick in tired of reading hateful and nasty posts

June 25 2010 at 9:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeff

Marshall can not win in a conservative state
like North Carolina. The numbers will surely drop
for her soon. Its not the year for democrats.

June 24 2010 at 3:46 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

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