NC Values Coalition poll shows Budd leading Senate primary

Rep. Ted Budd at his family farm in Davie County. Courtesy photo

RALEIGH — A poll of Republican primary voters commissioned by the NC Values Coalition gives three-term U.S. Rep. Ted Budd the edge over former Gov. Pat McCrory and former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker in the May 17 Republican U.S. Senate primary. 

The poll of 504 respondents gave Budd the edge with 32% of the vote, McCrory at 29% and Walker at 12%. 

“We strongly encourage evangelical, Catholic, and Republican voters to vote for candidates who will support human life, allow marriage and families to flourish, and protect our religious liberty,” said executive director Tami Fitzgerald.