Roy Cooper leads Pat McCrory by 6 points in new poll, Clinton-Trump race remains tight

Gov. Pat McCrory (left) and Attorney General Roy Cooper. (North Carolina Association of Broadcasters)

Gov. Pat McCrory (left) and Attorney General Roy Cooper. (North Carolina Association of Broadcasters)

Roy Cooper leads Pat McCrory by six points in North Carolina’s gubernatorial race in a new poll released nine days before Election Day.

An NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday has Cooper at 51 and McCrory at 45.

The poll was conducted Oct. 25-26 of 1,018 registered voters (which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points) and 780 likely voters (plus-minus 3.5 percentage points).

Two polls released Sunday have Richard Burr and Deborah Ross tied in the North Carolina Senate race. A third poll, Gravis, has Ross ahead by three points.

A new national poll also show Hillary Clinton holds a slim lead over Donald Trump.

An ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll released Sunday showed Clinton ahead 46% to 45% — narrower than Saturday’s 2-point Clinton edge.

In CNN’s Poll of Polls, which averages results for the five most recently released national surveys, Clinton has a 47% to 42% advantage over Trump. That’s unchanged from the most recent Poll of Polls on Saturday.