The Washington Post reports:
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham are locked in a toss-up Senate race in North Carolina, where roughly a quarter of voters say the challenger’s extramarital affair is important in their vote but with far more saying control of the Senate and the incumbent’s support for President Trump matter, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.
The Post-ABC poll shows that, among likely voters, Cunningham is at 49 percent, and Tillis is at 47 percent, a gap well within the survey’s 4.5-percentage-point margin of sampling error. More than 9 in 10 Democrats and Republicans support their party’s candidate, while independents split almost down the middle: 48 percent for Cunningham and 45 percent for Tillis.
Cunningham’s 49 percent support among likely voters is identical to that of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, knotted in a close race against Trump, who stands at 48 percent.
NEW @ABC Wash Post poll in North Carolina:
Biden 49 (likely voters)
Cunningham (D) 49
Sen Tillis (R) 47@LangerResearch: Coronavirus concerns lift Biden while the state’s sizable evangelical and rural populations pull for Trumphttps://t.co/6f3sU0jEjD pic.twitter.com/9Jn7Uk2ayA
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