New polling data by American Insights shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan with a nine point lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis among likely voters this November. Elon University’s poll shows the race closer – with Hagan enjoying a 45 to 41 percent margin over Tillis, with nine percent of likely voters saying they would vote for someone else. (Libertarian Party candidate Sean Haugh will be on the ballot, but was not mentioned by name in the Elon poll.)
Catawba College political scientist Dr. Michael Bitzer says what’s interesting from his perspective is that the tens of millions of dollars in advertising that has flooded the airwaves has really had little impact on voters.
Bitzer joined us last weekend on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon to discuss how Hagan and Tillis connected with voters in the most recent debate, and how undecided voters may ultimately decide how they will vote based on their impressions of the N.C. General Assembly and Congress.
What impact could Governor Pat McCrory have on the race? Check out today’s Fitzsimon File.
To hear our full radio interview with Dr. Michael Bitzer, click below: