New Poll Finds Sen. Hagan Back Up With Small Lead

October 27, 2014 12:12 p.m.

A new Monmouth University poll released Monday refutes a previous poll’s finding that the race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina between House Speaker Thom Tillis and Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is tied. Instead, the new poll finds what most other recent polls have shown —that Hagan holds a small lead.

The Monmouth poll found Hagan leading Tillis 48 percent to 46 percent among likely voters while 1 percent said they support Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh and 4 percent said they were undecided.

This poll’s findings contradicts an NBC News/Marist poll over the weekend which said Hagan and Tillis were tied at 43 percent each while Haugh pulled 7 percent support. This is the first time Monmouth has polled this Senate race.

Again, most polls have shown Hagan with a small single-digit lead over Tillis.

The Monmouth University Poll was conducted among 432 North Carolina likely voters between October 23 and October 26. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.

The TPM Polltracker finds Tillis with a slight 0.6 point lead over Hagan.

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