Poll shows Burr and Marshall tied

June 24, 2010 3:50:04 PM PDT
Earlier this month, Rasmussen polling said North Carolina Senator Richard Burr held a commanding 50 percent to 36 percent lead over Secretary of State Elaine Marshall in his reelection bid.

But it appears Marshall's defeat of Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham in the Primary runoff on Tuesday has given her a significant bounce.

Rasmussen said Thursday a new poll shows Burr with just 44 percent to Marshall's 43 percent. Considering a margin of error of 4.5 percent, the candidates are in a statistical dead heat.

Click here for full poll results from Rasmussen

The poll of 500 likely North Carolina voters was done June 22.

The new numbers may mean a significant boost for Marshall's ability to raise campaign money. Burr has already amassed some $5 million in cash for his campaign while Marshall recently reported having just $200,000 on hand.

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