The major headline is that Sen. Kay Hagan is leading N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis among likely voters, 45%-41%. The lead, however, is within the margin of error.
But there are other tidbits:
* As many as 14% of likely voters are in play.
* More women support Hagan, 52%-33%, particularly the single & divorced. More men support Tillis, 50%-38%, particularly those married.
* 85% of African-Americans said they plan to vote for Hagan; 51% of whites support Tillis.
* 38% of self-described independents plan to vote for Hagan; 27% support Tillis.
* Despite her current lead among likely voters, Hagan’s approval rate is upside-down at 51% DISapproval.
* 24% of Tillis supporters ranked international affairs/defense the most important issue to 16% of Hagan supporters.
* 19% of Tillis supporters ranked the economy as the most important issue to 15% of Hagan supporters.
* 17% of Hagan supporters ranked jobs as most important issue to 6% of Tillis. supporters.
* 17% of Hagan supporters ranked education as most important issue to 2% of Tillis supporter.
* Only 8% of Hagan’s supporters and 7% of Tillis supporters ranked Obamacare as the most important issue.