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In a July Civitas Poll, Republican incumbent Ted Budd leads Democrat Kathy Manning by 5 points. Nearly one-fifth of voters in the district are undecided on the race. The poll, conducted July 12-16, 2018, surveyed 537 likely voters in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District.
According to the poll, Budd has the support of 40 percent of the electorate while Manning is at 35 percent. Manning has a fundraising advantage and has outraised the incumbent in each of the past three fundraising quarters. Manning has $1.35 million cash on hand compared to Budd’s $780,000.
The poll also showed Libertarian Party candidate Tom Bailey and Green Party candidate Robert Corriher each receiving 3 percent support. The Cooke Political Report currently has the race as “lean Republican” and President Donald Trump won the district by 9 points in 2016.
Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House to retake the chamber, which will likely reinstall Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.
This poll surveyed 537 likely voters from North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District 7/12/18 through 7/16/18 with a +/- 4.7% margin of error.
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