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RALEIGH - A new poll shows the race for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina tightening, with Republican Richard Burr closing to within 3 percentage points of Democrat Erskine Bowles.
In other polls so far, Bowles - who ran for the Senate two years ago against Republican Elizabeth Dole - has led by 8 to 10 percentage points.
But the poll for N.C. FREE, a trade group in Raleigh that tracks state elections, found Bowles with support from 44 percent, Burr with 41 percent and 12 percent undecided, according to N.C. FREE members who have seen it.
The statewide poll of more than 700 likely voters was conducted by Verne Kennedy, a pollster in Florida, before the Republican National Convention began Aug. 30 and before Burr released ads last week that criticize Bowles' support of a tax increase as a member of the Clinton administration.
Go Burr! Go! By the way, not only does Burr have a specific "issues" section addressing the Second Amendment on his website, he also has a link to donate to his campaign.
Burr is an NRA A rated and GOA B- rated. His opponent is Clinton's former Chief of Staff which should tell you all you need to know on guns. They are both running for F rated John Edwards seat, so a pro-RKBA victory here means one more Senator who is on record opposing a semi-auto ban and we are that much closer to a majority where we can go on the offensive.