Poll: GOP’s Establishment Candidate May Have A Lock On NC Senate Nod


North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC) seems poised to avoid a runoff and win the GOP nomination for Senate, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday.

The poll found Tillis with 46 percent support among Republican primary voters surveyed. That’s above the 40 percent any candidate needs to stop a runoff and win the nomination.

PPP found that Tillis leads the rest of the pack by double digits. After Tillis, Dr. Greg Brannon comes in second with 20 percent support then Rev. Mark Harris with 11 percent support the rest of the field failed to get double digits.

The poll comes just ahead of the May 6 primary. The winner of the primary will face Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) in the general election.

The poll was conducted among 694 Republican primary voters between April 26 and April 28. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.