Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan holds a six-point lead against Republican Thom Tillis in the U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll from a conservative advocacy group.
The National Research poll for the Civitas Institute put Hagan at 42 percent and Tillis at 36 percent with Libertarian Sean Haugh at 9 percent. The margin-of-error for the poll was plus-or-minus 4 percent and it was conducted June 18, 19 and 22.
It is the second poll this month that gives Hagan a solid lead outside of the margin-in-error in a race that has appeared deadlocked for months. The North Carolina battle is one of the most watched races in the nation with partisan control in the Senate at stake.
Public Policy Polling, a Raleigh-based Democratic firm, found Hagan with a five-point edge in a survey earlier this month.
In the Civitas poll, the head-to-head match-up question came after a question that suggested Democratic candidates would “support President Obama’s programs and policies” and a Republican contender would “be a check and balance to President Obama’s policies and programs.”
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