In the race for Council of State seats, incumbents are showing substantial leads, according to a new poll.
Democratic incumbent June Atkinston was leading Republican John Tedesco by a 44-34 percent margin, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic leaning firm based in Raleigh.
Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall leads Republican Ed Goodwin by a 41-34 percent margin. Democratic Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin leads Republican challenger Mike Causey by a 41-36 percent margin.
Republican Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry leads Democratic challenger John Brooks by a 41-37 percent margin. The other Council of Races races were not polled,
The survey of 981 likely North Carolina voters was conducted Set. 27-30 and had a margin of error of 3.1 percent.