Earlier this week we showed Richard Burr with his worst poll numbers since we started monthly tracking in December of 2008. But we're not alone- Republican firm Tel Opinion Research, which does polling for the right wing Civitas Institute, also showed Burr with his worst numbers ever on their most recent poll.
Their March survey showed 27% of North Carolinians with a favorable opinion of Burr. That number has declined every month so far in 2010. He started at 33% favorability in January and dropped to 30% in February before landing at the 27% mark in March. Even his 33% at the beginning of the year represented a drop from his standing in early 2009. In January and March of last year Tel Opinion put him at 37% favorability but he was down to 33% in April and then 31% in June before Civitas stopped polling it.
Richard Burr's camp likes to claim his vulnerability is just a figment of PPP's partisan agenda but it's hard to ignore the fact that even the polls of organizations on his team show his numbers at their worst level yet. We still don't really know the answer to whether the country is exclusively in an anti-Democratic mood or if it's an anti-incumbent one but if it turns out to be the latter, Burr will be the first Republican Senator to go.