North Carolina, Florida, & Texas

North Carolina: Tilting toward Tillis. Several recent surveys show the hotly contested Tar Heel US Senate race moving toward Republican Thom Tillis, after weeks of polls showing US Sen. Kay Hagan (D) ahead. The most recent High Point University poll showed Tillis and Hagan tied at 40% each. SurveyUSA’s latest poll gives Tillis 46% to 45% for Hagan. And the latest Gravis Marketing survey showed Hagan down 5 points. Finally, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has put another $6.5 million into the race, reports the News & Observer’s Under the Dome column.


Florida: Still stuck on 50/50. It’s 47% for Gov. Rick Scott (R), 47% for former Gov. Charlie Crist (D), according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey, a result in line with almost every recent survey in the Sunshine State. Scott gets a 50% favorable rating, 46% unfavorable. Crist’s is 47% favorable, 48% unfavorable. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie was not included in the poll.


Texas: Abbott by an avalanche. It’s 47% of likely voters for state Attorney General Greg Abbot (R) in the governor’s race to 32% for state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), according to a poll taken by KHOU-TV and Houston Public Media.