Raleigh, N.C.-PPP’s monthly North Carolina Senate poll finds Kay Hagan leading or tying all potential challengers. For the first time, Cherie Berry ties Hagan at 45%. Hagan leads Phil Berger 46%-42%. The Senator comes in ahead of Greg Brannon 49%-40% and Jim Cain 48%-41%. Hagan bests Virginia Foxx 49%-42%. She leads Mark Harris 46%-40%. Hagan beats out Lynn Wheeler by a 48%-37% margin. The very-likely candidates Thom Tillis and Renee Ellmers each trail Hagan, at 48%-41% and 48%-39%, respectively.
Virginia Foxx holds a slight lead in the contest for the Republican nomination. 15% of Republican primary voters support her, to Cherie Berry’s 14%. Renee Ellmers also makes it into double digits, at 10%. The Ron Paul-style libertarian Brannon garners the support of 7% of Republicans. Jim Cain gets 4% of the vote, and Lynn Wheeler wins 3%. Thom Tillis’s self-promotion continues not to yield results. With 6% of the vote, the state House Speaker finishes third-worst.