A majority of Republican Senator Richard Burr’s constituents in North Carolina believe he should resign for selling upwards of $1.72 million in stock ahead of the coronavirus pandemic.
A new survey released by Public Policy Polling on Tuesday revealed that 50 percent of North Carolina voters think Burr should resign, while only 24 percent believe he should remain in public office.
Even members of the senator’s own political party seemed divided on the issue, with 31 percent of Republicans saying the senator should resign, while 38 percent believed he should not.
When informed by the Public Policy Polling survey about the timing of Burr’s stock sale, 69 percent said they had “very serious” concerns.
Similarly, support for Burr’s resignation increased by 60 percent among North Carolina voters when informed of the matter.