RALEIGH – There is a lot of love for Lara Trump in her home state of North Carolina when it comes to political prospects. A new poll released this week shows the president’s daughter-in-law with the lead against a field of potential candidates for 2022 race for U.S. Senate.
Wow, very nice! Thank you! ???????? https://t.co/atgZW87cOj
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) December 9, 2020
And Lara Trump wasn’t the only one feeling the love; former Republican Governor Pat McCrory is nipping at her heels, just one point behind her.
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From the BUSR/UNLV Pollsters:
“The BUSR/UNLV Lee Business School poll of North Carolina Republicans and Republican-leaning independents finds Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump, leading the 2022 North Carolina Republican Senate primary. Trump is reportedly considering a run for the Senate seat that is currently held by Senator Richard Burr. Trump leads former Governor Pat McCrory by a 24-23 margin. 39% of North Carolina Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are undecided.”
That’s good news for the two potential candidates, but not so much for the one candidate that’s actually launched a campaign. Last week, Congressman Mark Walker announced his intentions to run for Senate in 2022 with a high-production campaign launch ad. Unfortunately, Walker only polled at seven percent in the above poll.
Still, with nearly 40 percent of North Carolina voters ‘undecided’ there is a lot of support to pick up.
But Lara Trump, with no political history outside of her father-in-law’s presidential campaigns, seems to enjoy distinct advantage in name recognition and approval among Republicans. That advantage is unlikely to fade, but could certainly grow further between now and the primary elections.
There’s still a lot of time left, and changes should be expected, but there be a Trump on North Carolina ballot again soon.