RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — Less than a week before the North Carolina primary, Rep. Ted Budds Lead over the field for the vacant US Senate seat continues to increase.
A CBS 17/The Hill/Emerson College poll released Wednesday shows Budd’s lead over his Republican challengers has grown by four points since a A similar poll was conducted last month.
Former Governor Pat McCrorya challenger to Budd, has lost six points since last month.
Budd holds 43 percent of respondents while McCrory has 16 percent.
The CBS 17/The Hill/Emerson College poll also asked how important support for former President Donald Trump is to voters.
A majority of Republican voters, 61 percent, say they are more likely to vote for a candidate with Trump’s support.
Trump has thrown his support behind Budd in the Senate race.
Fourteen percent of voters said Trump’s support makes them less likely to vote for a candidate.
The poll also looked at how Budd and McCrory would fare against the Democratic nominee in the general election Cheri Beasley.
Budd leads Beasley at 48 to 41 percent, with 10 percent undecided.
This is the same range as the April survey.
Beasley leads McCrory neck and neck 44 percent to 39 percent with 17 percent undecided.
“There is a gender divide in the potential general election matchup between Budd and Beasley in North Carolina. A majority, 51%, of male voters support Ted Budd compared to 39% who support Cheri Beasley, while female voters are split: 45% support Budd and 44% support Beasley,” said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson college polling.
President Joe Biden’s approval rating is 45 percent in North Carolina, with 49 percent of respondents disapproving of Biden’s job as president.
https://www.cbs17.com/uncategorized/poll-budds-lead-over-mccrory-grows-as-primary-election-nears/ Poll: Budd’s lead over McCrory widens as primary draws nearer