Democratic Challenger Leads By Single Point In North Carolina Senate Poll

Gerry Broome

Democratic challenger Deborah Ross polls one point ahead of incumbent Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) in a poll of the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina from Siena College/New York Times Upshot.

The U.S. Senate election is tight in North Carolina, with polls intermittently showing Ross or Burr ahead, in the midst of Democrats' attempts to become the majority party in the Senate.

Ross, a former state representative, leads the race, 47-46, among likely voters in North Carolina.

She retains her lead from a Siena/NYT Upshot poll conducted mid-September, though her lead diminished from +4 then to +1 today.

However, a Monmouth University poll released yesterday showed Burr ahead by six points, 49-43, among likely voters in the state.

The Siena/NYT Upshot poll was conducted via live telephone interview from Oct. 20-23 among 792 likely North Carolina voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

TPM's PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina shows Burr leading Ross, 45.2 to 43.1.

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