Earlier in April, a Civitas Flash Poll of likely Republican primary voters shows state House Speaker Thom Tillis nearing the 40 percent level needed to avoid a runoff vote.
Tillis was the choice of 39 percent of the respondents. Twenty percent picked Cary physician Greg Brannon, and 15 percent chose Mark Harris, pastor of a Charlotte church. Other candidates polled in the single digits.
Here Civitas President Francis X. De Luca and Chad Adams, executive director of Priorities North Carolina, comment on the numbers and what they mean about North Carolinans’ views and the political season.