RALEIGH – The newest poll from Public Policy Polling focuses on North Carolina primary voters (564 of them, to be exact) and a couple of key races like embattled Senator Thom Tillis’ as he scrambles to fend off challenger Garland Tucker.
Now, Tillis is literally the least popular senator in the country. He is underwater, not just overall, but with Republican primary voters.
We did a new poll on the North Carolina GOP Senate primary this week and Thom Tillis leads Garland Tucker just 38-31.
Tillis has an under water favorability even with GOP primary voters at 34/38. Tucker’s is 28/12 with 60% having no opinion about him:https://t.co/Y2T3ZowzOf
— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) August 22, 2019
Tillis may have recently attempted to jump on to the coattails of President Trump (82% favorability in this same poll), but Republicans, by and large, just aren’t buying it. The senator has spent far too much time and effort embracing the RINO label and reaching across the aisle to help Democrats accomplish their goals.
Garland Tucker, who is virtually unknown statewide, has been taking chunks out of Tillis’ hypothetical lead in the last couple months. Now that people are realizing there are other options out there, a 50 point lead has collapsed to seven points. And that’s with 60 percent of respondents not even knowing who Garland Tucker is!
An underwater incumbent, a challenger whose tide is rising, nearly a third of respondents ‘undecided,’ and still more than 6 months away from the primary.
Starting to look like Tillis is toast.
View the full poll results here.