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Poll: Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis in dead heat in North Carolina U.S. Senate race

Poll has Democrat Hagan and Republican Tillis within the margin of error

♦By Rich Shumate, Chickenfriedpolitics.com

north-carolina mugRALEIGH (CFP) — Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and her GOP challenger, State House Speaker Thom Tillis, are in a statistical dead heat in Senate race in North Carolina, a new poll shows.

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan

The Suffolk University/USA Today poll showed Hagan’s support at 45 percent to 43 percent for Tillis, which was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

The poll found a significant gender gap in the race. Hagan held an 18-point lead among women, while Tillis had a 14-point lead among men.

Hagan, 61,  who is seeking a second term, is one of the top Republican targets in this election cycle. Tillis, 53, won a hotly contested GOP primary to win the right to take her on.

Outside groups supporting both candidates have already poured more than $10 million into the race.


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