Budd continues to lead US Senate race

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

RALEIGH — Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) continues to lead former Democratic N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley in the state’s closely watched 2022 U.S. Senate race. 

A recent poll in the race conducted from June 29 through July 1 by the Trafalgar Group shows Budd with a 48% to 45% lead over Beasley. 

The poll, the latest publicly available in the race, surveyed 1,068 likely voters. 

Budd also leads the RealClearPolitics polling average, with 45.6% to Beasley’s 41.8%. The RCP average covers five separate polls in the race since May.