RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Now that we know who will be running in the fall election, the race for the open seat in North Carolina’s US Senate is getting a lot tighter.
Republican Ted Budd is less than two percentage points ahead of Democrat Cheri Beasley. Conducted in partnership with the conservative John Locke Foundation, the Civitas poll is the first poll conducted since the May 17 primary.
The current congressman and former chief justice of the state Supreme Court are competing for the seat currently held by Republican Richard Burr, who is retiring.
Among those polled, 43.6 percent said they would vote for Rep. Budd, while 41.8 percent said they would vote for Cheri Beasley.
The 1.8 percent difference leaves them within the margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent. 1.9 percent of respondents said they would vote for Libertarian Shannon Bray, and 0.7 percent said they would vote for Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh.
48.5 percent of respondents said they would definitely or likely vote for the Republican nominee, while 42.8 percent said they would definitely or likely vote for the Democratic nominee.
The seats of the North Carolina State House and Senate were recently redrawn as required by law after new census data was collected and released. All of these seats are on the ballot.
Two seats on the state Supreme Court are up for election this year.
43.6 percent of respondents said they would vote for Republican Richard Dietz and 40.3 percent for Democrat Lucy Inman. 46.1 percent said they would vote for Republican Trey Allen, while 39.5 percent said they would vote for Democrat Sam J. Irvin IV.
The Civitas poll also has President Joe Biden’s approval rating of 33.3 percent, which is lower than the January 2022 and April 2022 polls. Governor Cooper’s approval rating is 41.7 percent, which is also lower than previous ones Survey.
Voters were also asked for their opinion on abortion. 46.2 percent said abortion should be legal nationwide, 25.2 percent said states should decide, 20.3 percent said abortion should be illegal nationwide, and 8.2 percent weren’t sure.
When asked about gun laws, 42.3 percent said they should be more restrictive, 33.8 percent said they should stay about the same, and 18.9 percent said they were more restrictive.
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