Poll Shows Sen. Burr Approval Rating At 37 Percent

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr has a 37 percent approval rating among adults in the state, just one year before he comes up for re-election.

An Elon University poll released Friday shows that 22 percent of respondents disapprove of the way the Republican lawmaker is handling his job. Forty-one percent didn't know how they felt about his performance.

Democrats are eager to challenge Burr when he goes up for re-election in 2010. Elon University Poll Director Hunter Bacot said the incumbent's campaign should be concerned by the numbers, although Burr's numbers are better than two Democrats -- Sen. Kay Hagan and Gov. Beverly Perdue.

The Elon poll surveyed 703 adults from Monday through Thursday of this week. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percentage points.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by BEACHBUM3 Location: NAGS HEAD on Oct 31, 2009 at 08:50 PM
    I would dare to suggest that burrs polls number are almost as good an our republican/ donkey/elephant wonderful governor dumpling. She is so closely conforming to the republican way of thinking an voting that she had may as well be a republican i in fact beleive that she truely is a republican dressed in a donkeys suit. EVEN THOUGH SHE ISN'T REALLY THE GOVERNOR OF NC ANYWAY BUT THAT SHE IS JUST A MERE PUPPET OF THE SENATA LEADERSHIP IN THE NORTH CAROLINA SATE GOVERNMENT THANK YOU
  • by pete Location: grifton on Oct 31, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    A state that enacts ex post facto laws(a clear violation of the U.S constitution and the N.C constitution)even Russia and Iran have laws against ex post facto laws. violates article 1 section 9 of the U.S constitution and article 1 section 10 of the N.C constitution. the N.C legislature in 2004 passed this law.violating the 18th amendment section 241 and they should be tried in federal court for doing so.I don't care what the crooks in N.C do anymore maybe they can seek advice from former governor Mike the weasel easley.I am fed up.I hope I can move out of N.C period.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Oct 31, 2009 at 04:20 AM
    RJ and The unwise one, did I tell you I am a democrat that takes my time, like Cactus, to vote the man and not the party? 53 times is not 54. Thanks Bob in Belhaven, when you read these guys posts, you really believe the Zombies came out early! The really funny part about their posts to me, personally, is they actually believe what they post. They actually fell for the side they defend. Sort of like being the defense attorney for Charlie Mansion, they actually think they defend all the liberals want.......now thats funny. OSOC
  • by To kimo: on Oct 30, 2009 at 03:39 PM
    To Kimo: I always get a reply fron Sen Burr's office. Could it be you don't because your rants and raves are irrelevant and incoherent? I never got replies back from Rep. Eva Clayton D-NC or Rep. Butterfield D-NC, both having served as my Congressperson. When I called their office I was brushed off as "just the opposition". So GET OVER IT.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Oct 30, 2009 at 03:27 PM
    OSOC. I agree. I have never voted a straight party ticket, I listen to all candidate and make a decision based on their platform, NOT PARTY, the good Lord gave me a brain to make my own decisions, thank you.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Oct 30, 2009 at 02:58 PM
    Yet again we have more dismal numbers for Republicans. You guys have really lost your way..
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 at 02:57 PM
    Elon is a center of ultra-liberalism. No surprise the poll is probably slanted.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Oct 30, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    It depends on where you run your poll. Burr will not do well in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, but very well in Greenville or Goldsboro. How does the equation balance out with nthese numbers for a conservative being low and at the same time the approval rating for The Chosen One (Liberal) under 50% just last week?
  • by Gomer Location: Jacksonville on Oct 30, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    I have an questions, At My job if I worked the same way as our so call leaders does I would get fired. So why don't they? They are working for us; the people of this great state. They have mislead people of this state and country for to long. They toke our money and spend it on anything they want and then roads and bridges starts to come apart then they need more money. Wheres the money being spend and why are our state resources coming apart when we the people are paying taxes on taxes? How do they show in office if they are not working for us?? Or this state? Please explain to me! Someone!! Thanks
  • by pj Location: greenville on Oct 30, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    I wish WITN or any other local media would make this much fuss over ACORN, Van Jones, and the other Socialist/Communists in US government right now. We have people in the White House saying they admire Mao! People in the White House that will raise my taxes, remove my health insurance and bankrupt this country...and this is the only political story you can report.
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