Sen. Burr Holds Small Lead Over Dem Challenger In New CNN/ORC Poll

Janet S. Carter

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) leads his Democratic challenger Deborah Ross by just one point, 48-47, in a new poll of likely voters out Monday by CNN/ORC.

In the larger pool of registered voters, the lead is flipped, with Ross ahead 49-46.

The CNN/ORC poll was conducted Oct. 10-15 and surveyed 788 likely voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent.

CNN/ORC previously surveyed likely voters in the North Carolina Senate race on August 18-23, which showed Burr with a five point lead, 50-45.

TPM's Senate Scoreboard rates the North Carolina race as "Leans Republican."

TPM's PollTracker Average has Burr ahead of Ross by 2.5 percentage points, 48.5 to 46.

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