Current Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Democratic challenger Deborah Ross are tied in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist College poll released Sunday.
The U.S. Senate race in North Carolina has been closely followed and is considered crucial to Democrats attempts to become the majority party in the Senate.
The candidates both stand at 48 percent among likely North Carolina voters.
This tie continues over from NBC/WSJ/Marist’s previous poll from mid-October, where the two candidates were matched at 46 percent.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist College poll was conducted via live telephone interview from Oct. 25-26 among 780 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 a tossup, with Burr leading Ross, 46.1 to 45.6.