PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds voters in the state closely divided on Kay Hagan but supporting her by at least 6 points over all of her potential Republican opponents because they are unknown and/or unpopular.
34% of voters approve of the job Hagan is doing, 36% disapprove, and 31% don't have an opinion one way or the other. A three way split between voters happy, unhappy, and ambivalent toward her has pretty much been the story with her poll numbers ever since she was elected in 2008.
Nevertheless Hagan leads all the potential Republican opponents we tested against her by margins ranging from 6-10 points. The ones who come within 6 points are Renee Ellmers (46/40) and Patrick McHenry (45/39). Virginia Foxx trails by 7 points at 47/40. Coming in 8 points behind are George Holding (45/37) and Robert Pittenger (46/38). Phil Berger is down by 9 points at 47/38 and performing the worst is Thom Tillis with a 10 point deficit at 47/37.