North Carolina Democratic senatorial candidate Cal Cunningham is leading his challenger, Sen. Thom Tillis, even after a cheating scandal that brought him national news attention, according to a poll released Monday.
A SurveyUSA poll put Cunningham 10 percentage points ahead of Tillis. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they would vote for Cunningham, 39% said they would vote for Tillis, 3% said they would vote for someone else, and 8% said they were undecided. The question carried with it, however, a significant margin of error at plus or minus 4.8 points.
The poll was conducted among 669 likely voters in the state from Thursday to Sunday.
For months, Cunningham has been polling steadily ahead of his Republican opponent.
On Oct. 2, Cunningham admitted to sending texts of a sexual nature to a woman who was not his wife. That woman said their relationship was physical on at least one occasion. Reporting indicates that the Democrat might have had