Republican Sen. Thom Tillis’ victory in the North Carolina Senate race marks another failure for the polling industry, whose polls had widely shown Tillis trailing his Democratic opponent, Cal Cunningham.
Fox News called the race for Tillis Tuesday night after Cunningham conceded. Tillis led Cunningham by just under 2% with few votes remaining when the Democrat conceded.
Cunningham had consistently led Tillis in the RealClearPolitics polling average since late June. The Democratic candidate went into election night with a 2.6% lead in the RCP average.
Polls showed Cunningham with a variety of leads going into the election. Read from source….