Patrick McHenry 49
Daniel Johnson 38
Daniel Johnson is keeping the 10th District Congressional race a lot closer than a Democrat has any business doing in this historically heavily Republican district. McHenry won his previous two elections by 24 and 28 points in 2006 and 2004 respectively.
It is also a good sign for Johnson that McHenry's approval rating is at just 45%, a significant decline from a PPP poll last August that showed it at 53%.
Johnson is running well ahead of Barack Obama and Bev Perdue's performances in the district, an indication that voters see him as a different kind of Democrat. Given that he is still not all that well known, those numbers are likely to improve as more voters learn more about him.
While McHenry's overall standing is relatively solid, this is definitely a race to keep an eye on in the coming months.
Full results here.