GOP Sen. Richard Burr holds North Carolina's supposedly "cursed" Senate seat -- one that has switched parties every time its been up for election starting from 1974 onward. That's no guarantee that Burr won't break the curse in 2010, but he certainly starts the cycle with a big target on his back. Who would you like to see run against him?
Roy Cooper (D): 39
Richard Burr (R-inc): 34
Speak of the devil: PPP shows up with a poll of one of the likeliest matchups: Burr vs. Attorney General Roy Cooper. The news is very good, with Cooper holding a five-point lead (albeit with huge undecideds). Burr also sports a downright awful approve/disapprove at 32/31, while Cooper clocks in at 44/23.