A recent survey conducted for state Sen. Kay Hagan suggests a vast divide between her and her leading Democratic primary opponent, investment adviser Jim Neal, two weeks before the primary.
In an April 19-20 ballot test of 962 likely Democratic primary voters, 35 percent picked Hagan and 8 percent chose Neal.
The survey, taken by Public Policy Polling, had a 3.2-point margin of error. The primary winner will face Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) this fall.
— Matthew Murray