North Carolina 9: McCready Has Narrow Lead in New Bipartisan Poll | 8/30/2019 | Staff
Democrat Dan McCready has a narrow advantage over Republican Dan Bishop heading into the final days of the Sept. 10 redo election in North Carolina’s 9th District, according to a new bipartisan poll for Inside Elections.

The survey, conducted Aug. 26-28 by Harper Polling and Clarity Campaign Labs, showed McCready with a 46-42 percent advantage over Bishop, and two third party candidates receiving a combined 3 percent. When leaners are included, McCready’s advantage extended to 49-44 percent.

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In Nov. 2018, McCready finished behind Republican Mark Harris 49.3-48.9 percent, but a winner was never certified or seated in Congress because of allegations of fraud by a GOP consultant affiliated with the Harris campaign.

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating has also deteriorated since the fall. According to the new poll, 47 percent approved of the job he’s doing compared to 48 percent who disapproved. In the final Siena poll for The New York Times last cycle, conducted Oct. 26-30, Trump's job rating in the district was 52 percent approve/41 percent disapprove. And Trump carried the district 54-43 percent in 2016.

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Because Republicans are trying to elevate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the new face of the Democratic party in order to rally Republicans, the poll tested her standing in the district. She had a 20 percent favorable and 46 percent unfavorable rating. In comparison, Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a 32 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable rating, and Vice President Joe Biden was 40 percent favorable and 35 percent unfavorable.

The poll is the result of a collaboration for Inside Elections between a Republican polling...
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