U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx remains the top choice of North Carolina Republicans to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan next year.
Foxx is preferred by 18 percent of GOP voters, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic leaning firm based in Raleigh.
There is nine percent support for Senate leader Phil Berger and former U.S. ambassador Jim Cain, 8 percent for former House Speaker Thom Tillis, 7 percent for Cary physician Greg Brannon, 4 percent for Heather Grant and Mark Harris, and 2 percent for former Charlotte City councilwoman Lynn Wheeler.
A head to head between Tillis and Berger would start out very tight with Tillis at 23 percent and Berger at 22 percent.
The Republican primary voters are very conservative with 57 percent supporting the shut down of government unless Obamacare is defunded with only 25 percent opposed to it.
The survey of 600 likely voters was conducted Aug 8-11 and it had a margin of error among GOP voters of 5.3 percent.