Some good news today out of North Carolina courtesy of SurveyUSA’s latest poll:
Incumbent Republican United State Senator Thom Tillis today finishes 2 points behind Democrat Cal Cunningham in an election today, 41% to 39%, with 20% undecided. The contest has national implications, with a Tillis re-election essential of Republicans are to keep control of the US Senate and a Cunningham take-away being a central tenant of the Democratic party's plan to throw both Trump and Mitch McConnell out of power.
Tillis, elected in 2014, leads Cunningham — but does not take a majority — among men, whites, and voters age 50 to 64. Cunningham, an attorney and former State Senator, leads — but does not take a majority — among women, black and Hispanic voters, and voters age 35-49and 65+. Tillis runs most strongly in Southern and Coastal NC, where he defeats Cunningham 5:3; Cunningham leads in greater Charlotte and Western NC, and in greater Raleigh, while the candidates tie in the Greensboro area. Today's 41% to 39% outcome among likely general election voters is within thesurvey's theoretical sampling error, which, along with other factors cited herein, makes the contest too-close-to-call at this hour. However:what is clear is that Tillis has none of the advantages of an incumbency, and if Donald Trump has any coat-tails in 2020, Tillis has yet to grab hold of them.
Incumbent US Senator Thom Tillis' Net Approval today is Plus 6 , up from Minus 4 .
About: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 adults from the state of North Carolina 04/23/20 through 04/26/20. Of the NC adults, 604 are registered to vote, and 580 are likely to vote in the November general election. In 2016, Trump carried North Carolina 50% to 46%, defeating Hillary Clinton. In 2012, Republican Mitt Romney carried the state, 50% to 48%, over incumbent President Barack Obama. Obama had managed to flip the state Blue by a handful of votes when Obama ran for his 1st term in 2008, edging John McCain.
The poll also has Joe Biden beating Donald Trump 50-45 in North Carolina and Gov. Roy Cooper (D. NC) beating Lt. Governor Dan Forest (R.NC) 57-30. Let’s keep up the momentum and have the Blue Wave hit the Tar Heel State hard. Click below to donate and get involved with Cunningham, Biden, Cooper and these other NC Democrats’ campaigns: