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I’m hearing that two about-to-be-released polls will show Republican congressman Richard Burr leading Democrat Erskine Bowles in the North Carolina Senate race, by a couple of points. All year long, Bowles (a much improved candidate from 2002) has led Burr, sometimes by 10 points or so. Burr has really closed the gap in the last month. The race remains a tossup, but all the momentum right now appears to be in Burr’s direction.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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