It’s getting tight out there. Latest polls show two U.S. Senate races in a dead heat.
In North Carolina, a High Point poll has Dem. Sen. Kay Hagan tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis, with both polling at 40%. In 2008, Hagan won by capitalizing on President Obama’s popularity. Fast-foward 6 years and with Obama’s popularity in the South plummeting, voters may be turning to Tillis.
Meanwhile, Tillis will be enjoying a boost in fundraising, as the National Republican Senatorial Committee recently announced that they will throw more than $6 million in airtime his campaign. The ad links Hagan, chair on the Senate Armed Services Emerging Threats Subcommittee, with President Obama in failing to recognize the threat ISIS presents to our national security.
This race is considered to be one of the most expensive races in the nation, $59 million altogether spent on this race.
The race for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia is just as tight. According to the WSB-TV/Landmark poll, Republican David Perdue and Michelle Nunn are tied at 46%. Perdue did have a slim 1 point lead after a heated debate with Nunn, who saw her 4 point edge quickly evaporate. On Thursday, another poll from WRBL shows Nunn in a 1-point lead. However neither candidate shows breaking 50 to avoid a runoff in January.
As the campaign enters into the final stretch, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pulling out their checkbook, spending a million a day on this and other key races. Early voting has already begun in Georgia.
Georgians will also take to the voting booth for Governors and two state constitutional amendments – one is to determine if a new fine should be imposed on reckless driving and the other will decide if state legislator should be barred from raising state income tax levels beyond 6 percent – both of which are issues that poll well with conservatives.