EARLY VOTING (through Oct. 28) – TOTAL-546,965; Democrats 48%, Republicans 32%; Others 20%
Over Half-A-Million Accepted In-Person Early Ballots (Old North State Politics) -- Tuesday's voting brought in nearly 118,000 in-person accepted early ballots to push the total early in-person accepted votes to nearly 550,000 so far (546,995 to be exact). Of all early ballots submitted, and that includes both in-person and mail-in, 583,864 have been accepted as votes, with ballots from registered Democrats at 281,313, registered Republicans at 184,161, registered Unaffiliated voters at 117,510, and registered Libertarians at 880.
Early vote update: N.C. Democrats are banking a lot of votes (Washington Post) -- Our semi-regular look at the state of early voting across the country.
Hagan maintains lead, 45%-41%, in final stretch of Senate campaign (Elon Poll) -- Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a steady lead over her Republican challenger with Election Day just days away, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Hagan has solidified a 45-41 margin against Rep. Thom Tillis, the speaker of North Carolina's House of Representatives, since the Elon University Poll found the same numbers in early September. Another 6 percent of likely voters plan to support another candidate, while 7 percent remain undecided. Hagan's strongest support is among women and those likely voters under 30, and she maintains an edge among true independents. The live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 687 likely voters was conducted Oct. 21-25, 2014, and has a margin of error of 3.74 percentage points.