Conservative Poll: Sen. Hagan Leads GOPer Tillis


Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) leads North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) in the North Carolina race for U.S. Senate according to a recent poll released by the conservative think tank Civitas.

The poll found Hagan leading Tillis 42 percent to 36 percent. Meanwhile, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh had 9 percent support, the poll found.

Civitas also asked those surveyed who they would prefer if the only options were Tillis and Hagan, the respective Republican and Democratic nominees for Senate. Forty-seven percent said they would pick Hagan while 43 percent said they would pick Tillis.

The poll was conducted among 600 registered voters in North Carolina from June 18 through the 22 on behalf of National Research, inc. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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