Poll conducted through Monday night
First polling data released post-primary shows Budd and Beasley in a dead heat
Polling conducted exclusively for the Carolina Partnership for Reform shows Ted Budd and Cheri Beasley in a dead heat, at 44%-43%. Beasley, who did not have a serious primary contest, has a +16 net favorability rating. Budd, who battled former Gov. Pat McCrory and former Rep. Mark Walker for months, sits at -4 net favorability.
Unaffiliated voters sided with Budd 40%-34%, with 25% undecided.
The poll was conducted May 12-16 by Meeting Street Insights, CPR’s pollster for the past decade. It has a margin of error of 4.38%.