Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) holds a four-point lead over Democratic challenger Deborah Ross in a new Elon University poll of the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina.
The race in North Carolina, which is currently a tossup on TPM’s Senate Scoreboard, has been closely followed as important in Democrats’ attempt to gain majority control of the U.S. Senate.
Burr leads the poll, 44-40, with Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh trailing at 3 percent among likely North Carolina voters.
Burr jumped ahead in the poll since Elon University last polled in September, when Ross came out ahead, 44-43.
The Elon University poll was conducted Oct. 23-27 via live telephone interview among 710 likely North Carolina voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.
TPM’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina shows a tossup, with Burr leading Ross, 45.7 to 44.6.