On May 10, Rasmussen released the results of a poll for U.S. Senator. The respondents were asked, “If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Thom Tillis or Democrat Kay Hagan?” Despite this heavy-handed attempt to discourage respondents from saying they favor the third candidate, Libertarian Sean Haugh, the results are: Tillis 45%, Hagan 44%, “someone else” (which the respondent had to volunteer) 5%, undecided 7%.
One would think that any pollster who wants accurate results would ask respondents about all three candidates whose names will appear on the ballot. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.