A new poll shows Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr holding a slight lead in the race for his North Carolina seat.
The poll from Emerson College found Burr leading his Democratic opponent, former state Rep. Deborah Ross, by 4 points, 45 percent to 41 percent. The poll sampled 800 likely voters and had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
Ross has been able to raise prolific amounts of money — $2.1 million in total contributions, according to her Federal Election Commission second quarter report — and reported $1.9 million in cash on hand.
Comparatively, Burr had about $1.6 million in total second quarter contributions but had more than $6.9 million in cash on hand.
The same poll showed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 2 points in North Carolina, 45 percent to 43 percent, in a four-way race with Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson (8 percent) and Green Party candidate Jill Stein (2 percent).