Republican candidate Tedd Budd is ahead of his pro-abortion Democrat opponent Cheri Beasley in the North Carolina Senate race, which is one of the most competitive in the nation.

A new Emerson College poll shows the pro-life candidate ahead 46-43 in the race to replace pro-life Senator Richard Burr. Nine percent are undecided.

“Since the last Emerson poll of North Carolina voters back in May, Budd’s support decreased by two points, 48% to 46%, while Beasley’s support has increased two points, 41% to 43%,” it reported. “When asked which candidate voters expect to win in November, a majority of voters (56%) expect Budd to be elected, while 44% expect Beasley to win.”

Spencer Kimball, Executive Director of Emerson College Polling said, “Budd leads among men by 16 points while Beasley leads among women by nine points. Notably, 81% of the undecided voters are women whose most important voting issue is abortion access (28%).”

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Forty-eight percent of North Carolina voters have a favorable view of Budd, while 46% have a favorable view of Beasley. Thirty-eight percent have an unfavorable view of Budd, compared to 40% have an unfavorable view of Beasley.

Budd, a Congressman, has signed on to co-sponsor the pro-life bill to ban afters after 15 weeks in blue states that current allow abortion on demand or up to birth.

Budd has been a staunch opponent of abortion throughout his political career. His campaign website states: “I believe that life begins at conception and that our country should not stand for the injustice of ending the lives of millions of unborn children every year through abortion.”

Meanwhile, Beasley is an ardent pro-abortion activist.

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