North Carolina Rep. Ted Budd leads his Democratic opponent by 5 points in the Senate race


Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), the Republican U.S. Senate nominee in North Carolina, holds a nearly five percentage point lead over his general election challenger, Democratic nominee Cheri Beasley, according to a Cygnal poll released by the John Locke Foundation. Thursday.

The poll asked voters:If the US Senate general election were held today and you had to make a choice, who would you vote for?

Among respondents, 45% chose Budd, who received support from President Donald Trump in the primary, while Beasley, a former chief justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, garnered 40.3% of responses . Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh and Libertarian candidate Shannon Bray each voted less than three percent, and eleven percent were undecided.

Budd did very well in his primary race last month, getting nearly 60% of the vote and beating a crowded field of opponents.

Survey participants were also asked to categorize the severity of the inflation problem in the United States?

A whopping 88.4% of respondents said it was a “huge problem”, while 8.7% said it was a “minor problem” and only 0, 9% said it was “not a problem at all”.

Among respondents, 76.1% said they had trouble getting gas, while 12.4% said they had “neither easy nor difficult” paying at the pump, and only 11.1% said they paid for gas easily.

The survey also asked respondents what was the responsibility of President Joe Biden”for the historically high inflation rate in the United States? »

A large chunk of respondents (41.1%) said Biden was entirely responsible for inflation, while another 36.6% believe he is somewhat responsible. Only 19.5% said he was in no way responsible and 2.8% were undecided.

The Civitas poll, conducted by Cygnal for the John Locke Foundation, sampled 600 likely voters in the North Carolina general election between June 17 and June 19 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.95 percentage points. Interviews were conducted via live text and phone calls, and 33.2% of participants said they were registered as Republicans. By comparison, 33.4% said they were registered Democrats and 30% said they were independents.


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