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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Richard Burr Is 8 Points Ahead Of Elaine Marshall: Decision 2010

Burr 48, Marshall 40

The North Carolina U.S. Senate race has tightened a bit, according to a new poll.

Democratic Senate candidate Elaine Marshall has begun to close the gap against Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who leads by eight points, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm.

She trails 48-40, after a 13-point deficit against Burr three weeks ago.

PPP reports Marshall's standing has improved in her party. She has the support of 73 percent of Democrats, compared to 65 percent in the firm's last poll.

Burr's support remains steady at 48 percent, and he holds a 52-24 advantage with independents. If that continues, PPP suggested, it's difficult to imagine a scenario in which Marshall wins.

PPP surveyed 597 likely North Carolina voters Oct. 15-17. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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Sources: McClatchy Newspapers, Public Policy Polling, WRAL, Youtube, Google Maps

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