US Senate Election in North Carolina 2010

2010 US Senate Election in North Carolina

2010 US Senate Election in North Carolina
Nominee Elaine Marshall Richard Burr Michael Beitler
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

Previous Senator
Richard Burr
Republican

    Senator-elect
TBD

The United States Senate election in North Carolina is taking place on November 2, 2010.

Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr, who is the incumbent Senator of North Carolina, was elected in 2004 for the first time. He has announced that he is seeking a second term this year. But in the history of North Carolina, there is no history of any incumbent Senator winning the reelection since Sam Ervin's last reelection in 1968. 

The primary election was held on May 4th, and Richard Burr won easily over three other Republicans.
 Burr will have to face challenges from the Democratic Secretary of State of North Carolina Elaine Marshall and the Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler.

According to popular polls, Burr is holding the substantial lead. If he wins in his re-election bid, he will be the second US Senator from North Carolina after more than 40 years, who succeeded in re-seeking his position,

US Senate Election in North Carolina 2010

Candidates of US Senate Election in North Carolina

  • Michael Beitler (L), lecturer, Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Richard Burr (R), incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Elaine Marshall (D), North Carolina Secretary of State

Predictions of US Senate Election in North Carolina

Source Ranking
Cook Political Report Likely R
Rothenberg Likely R
Swing State Project Likely R
Real Clear Politics Likely R
Sabato's Crystal Ball Likely R
CQ Politics Likely R

Polling of US Senate Election in North Carolina

Poll Source Dates Administered MoE Richard Burr (R) Elaine Marshall (D) Michael Beitler (L)
Public Policy Polling October 15-17, 2010 ± 4.0% 48% 40% 3%
Rasmussen Reports October 12, 2010 ± 4.5% 52% 38% ––
High Point University September 25-30, 2010 ± 5.0% 45% 31% 4%
Public Polling Policy September 23-26, 2010 ± 3.8% 49% 36% 4%
Civitas September 15-17, 2010 ± 4.0% 49% 29% 3%
SurveyUSA September 14, 2010 ± 4.1% 58% 32% 6%
Rasmussen Reports September 8, 2010 ± 4.5% 54% 38% ––
Public Policy Polling August 27-29, 2010 ± 3.6% 43% 38% 6%
Rasmussen Reports August 3, 2010 ± 4.5% 49% 40% ––
Public Policy Polling July 27-31, 2010 +/- 3.9% 39% 37% 7%
Lake Research July 15-19, 2010 ± 4.0% 35% 37% 5%
Survey USA July 8-11, 2010 ± 4.2% 46% 36% 6%
Rasmussen Reports July 6, 2010 ± 4.5% 52% 37% ––
Public Policy Polling June 26-27, 2010 ± 4.4% 38% 33% 10%
SurveyUSA June 23-24, 2010 ± 4.0% 50% 40% 6%
Rasmussen Reports June 23, 2010 ± 4.5% 44% 43% ––
Public Policy Polling June 4-6, 2010 ± 3.9% 46% 39% ––
Rasmussen Reports June 3, 2010 ± 3.0% 50% 36% ––
Public Policy Polling May 8-10, 2010 ± 3.9% 43% 42% ––
Rasmussen Reports May 5, 2010 ± 4.5% 48% 40% ––
Rasmussen Reports April 19, 2010 ± 4.5% 50% 32% ––
Rasmussen Reports March 22, 2010 ± 4.5% 51% 35% ––
Rasmussen Reports February 23, 2010 ± 4.5% 50% 34% ––
Public Policy Polling February 12-15, 2010 ± 3.5% 43% 33% ––
Rasmussen Reports January 27, 2010 ± 4.5% 47% 37% ––
Public Policy Polling January 15-18, 2010 ± 3.8% 44% 37% ––
Public Policy Polling December 11-13, 2009 ± 4.0% 42% 37% ––
Public Policy Polling November 9-11, 2009 ± 3.7% 45% 34% ––
Public Policy Polling October 2-4, 2009 ± 3.8% 44% 32% ––
Rasmussen Reports September 15, 2009 ± 4.5% 48% 38% ––
Public Policy Polling September 2-8, 2009 ± 4.0% 42% 31% ––
Public Policy Polling August 4-10, 2009 ± 3.6% 43% 31% ––
Public Policy Polling March 12-15, 2009 ± 3.1% 43% 35% ––

Fundraising of US Senate Election in North Carolina

Candidate (Party) Receipts Disbursements Cash On Hand Debt
Richard Burr (R) $8,444,115 $8,735,725 $1,600,695 $0
Elaine Marshall (D) $2,561,900 $2,229,840 $329,886 $71,500
Michael Beitler (L) $16,302 $9,951 $6,350 $11,906

Results of US Senate Election in North Carolina

US Senate Election in North Carolina Results
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Richard Burr (incumbent) 1,448,003 55.0%
Democratic Elaine Marshall 1,131,305 42.9%
Libertarian Mike Beitler 55,128 2.1%
Totals 2,634,436 100.0%
Republican hold

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