A new poll shows that 48% of voters in North Carolina are less likely to vote for Sen. Richard Burr if he supports Donald Trump. Burr has previously said he will support Trump if he’s the nominee. He is currently only up by five points.


A new Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll brought more bad news for North Carolina Senator Richard Burr’s reelection prospects. The poll released Tuesday found that 48% of his state’s voters are less likely to vote for the senator if he supports Donald Trump, while only 22% would be more likely to support him. Burr currently only holds a five point lead over his opponent Deborah Ross.

Burr has already indicated he would support Trump, tweeting in January that “I will support whoever the GOP nominee is.” Burr has also said that “Donald Trump has brought a level of passion to running for office that I’m delighted to see.” This support lead the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to highlight Burr’s willingness to support Trump in their new ad called “support”:

This isn’t the first time that a PPP poll has delivered bad news to the Burr campaign. A previous poll found that 47% of his state’s voters are less likely to vote for Burr if he continues to obstruct President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, something Burr has continued to do.

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