A new poll from the Democratic-leaning PPP shows U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan leading her Republican challenger, Thom Tillis, 46 percent to 43 percent. Five percent of the likely voters said they supported by Libertarian Sean Haugh.
The bad news for both Hagan and Tillis is that neither is all that popular: 41 percent of voters said they approve of the job Hagan’s doing compared to 50 percent who disapprove. Meanwhile 37 percent had a favorable opinion of Tillis while 49 percent had a negative opinion him.
Tillis continues to be the favorite of men, white voters and seniors while Hagan’s support comes from women, African Americans and younger voters.
The same poll found that Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly remain unpopular (40 percent approve of the governor and 25 percent of lawmakers).
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Raleigh-based PPP surveyed 780 likely voters Oct. 16-18. The margin of error is plus/minus 3.5 percent.