New Polls Show Hagan's Lead Diminishing

New Polls Show Hagan's Lead Diminishing

10:51am Aug 21, 2014
Speaker of the House Thom Tillis

Two new polls find that U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s early lead against challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, may be closing.  Republicans see the shift as good news.   

A poll released this week by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling shows Hagan, a Democrat, leading Tillis, a Republican, by 6 percent. Last month, the poll had Hagan leading by 7 percent. A Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Wednesday has Hagan leading Tillis by only 2 percent. The Boston-based university has not done any previous polling in the N.C. Senate race. 

Public Policy Polling mostly surveys for Democratic and progressive groups and tends to lean to the political left, making Hagan’s diminished support in that poll noteworthy.

According to the Greensboro News and Record, the Tillis campaign said yesterday that the Public Policy numbers show Hagan’s campaign is in trouble. A spokesperson with the Hagan campaign told the paper that the race will be tight, but it’s election day, not the polls, that will matter. 

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