Another poll shows Hagan within striking distance of Dole: "North Carolina’s US Senate race could end up being a lot closer than anyone has expected," said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. "Hagan is benefiting from the visibility she built up during the primary campaign, and has a chance if she can compete with Dole financially over the next six months."
Everyone knows Dole's name already. If Hagan can raise the bucks, she should be able to build her brand while reminding people of what they don't like about the Bush-Dole era.
McCain leads Obama in the poll, 49-42.