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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