New PPP polls in 8 key North Carolina State Senate districts find that the political landscape has shifted in such a way that Democrats have a lot more opportunities to eat into the Republican majority next year than could have ever been imagined even six months ago.
This is a product of three things:
1) The unpopularity of the Republican legislature itself
2) The swift decline in Pat McCrory’s approval numbers even in districts that he won overwhelmingly last year
3) The incumbent Republican state senators in these districts are a combination of unknown and unpopular- none of them have established credibility with their constituents.
Based on our polling we find 2 districts where Democrats have a clear advantage for next year, and another 6 that can be classified as toss ups based on what we’re seeing right now.