The race to fill retiring Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's North Carolina seat is close to a tie, three polls found in recent days.
In a Civitas Poll, 44% of respondents said that if the election were to happen today, they would vote for former North Carolina state Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley.
The same poll shows that 43.7% would vote for Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., a Trump-endorsed candidate.
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most competitive races in the country. The Senate's control is currently tight, with Democrats controlling 50 seats and Republicans holding 50. Either way, a seat gained or lost could significantly affect who controls the Senate.
The survey took place on Sept. 24, with 650 likely general election voters.
It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.79%. Survey participants were interviewed by phone and SMS.
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A WRAL News Poll shows that 43% of respondents said they would vote for Budd, and 42% said they would vote for Beasley.
SurveyUSA interviewed 1,100 North Carolina adults online from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 points.
The Meredith College Poll found that 41.3% of survey respondents would vote for Budd if the elections were held today, and 41 % would vote for Beasley.
The poll was conducted from an online sample with 819 respondents. It took place from Sept. 20-23, 2022, and has a confidence interval of plus or minus 3.3%.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: N.C.'s Beasley and Budd in close Senate race, three polls find