Very good news from a new poll by Democracy Corps. On the Senate side, Kay Hagan leads for the first time in any credible statewide poll, while the presidential and gubernatorial races are still touching-me close.
On the Senate side, Hagan leads Liddy Dole by five points, 50-45. On the presidential side, McCain leads Obama, 47-44. On the governor's side, Bev Perdue and Pat McCrory are in a flat-footed tie, 46 percent apiece.
One internal that should make Dole nervous--only 45 percent of her voters are certain they will vote for her, while 50 percent of Hagan's voters have already made up their minds. And her approval/disapproval ratings are a flat-footed tie--39 percent disapprove, 38 percent approve.
The news isn't as good for the presidential side--56 percent of voters feel the candidates' religion will be an important factor in deciding their vote. While this may mean hyperfundies are the only thing saving McCain's bacon here, it also means Obama might need to smooth things over with born-again voters here.