High-ranking Republican state House member Nelson Dollar of Cary has a surprisingly narrow lead over his Democratic challenger, political newcomer Lisa Baker, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.
Dollar, a four-term representative who is chairman of several key committees, edges out Baker 47 to 43, with 10 percent of respondents undecided.
The survey of 700 likely voters in District 36 was conducted on Oct. 2 and 3, and has a margin of error of 3.7 percent. PPP is a Democratic-leaning polling firm.
A breakdown of undecided voters suggests they could be more favorable to Baker than Dollar, with a larger sampling of female and minority voters than the overall population of the district. Thirty-one percent of the undecideds are Democrats, 18 percent Republican, and half independents.